A busy couple of weeks in Westminster

It’s pretty hard to keep up with all the twists and turns of the Brexit process. Many people were surprised that Labour decided to abstain last week from an amendment to a motion which would have backed a People’s Vote.

The move was pragmatic rather than principled, as it wouldn’t have passed and was tacked on to a vote about extension; typical of the politicking going on as parliament fights to assert itself against the Government.

Our local MPs Ruth Cadbury, (MP for Brentford & Isleworth), Rupa Huq, (MP for Ealing Central and Acton) and Andy Slaughter, (MP for Hammersmith), voted the same way. Here’s how they voted:

  • Against Theresa May’s Brexit Deal
  • In favour of a motion definitively against a No Deal exit
  • Against Kit Malthouse’s alternative package
  • To accept the amended, stronger, rejection of No Deal
  • To extend article 50 and seek a new Brexit approach
  • Abstained in the vote to call a new referendum
  • In favour of indicative votes in the Commons
  • In favour of a request a delay to Brexit

See also Ruth’s guest blog on this extraordinary week in British politics