Cabinet to Abstain on Indicative Votes

Whips have confirmed to MPs that this evening’s votes will not be whipped, and the Cabinet will abstaining. A strong hint for non-Cabinet MPs themselves to abstain…

Meanwhile Labour have announced they will whip to support Margaret Beckett’s pro-second referendum amendment and Gareth Snell’s pro-customs union amendment, although they have hinted rebel frontbenchers won’t face sanctions. Brexiteer MPs should boycott this whole farce…

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Andrea Leadsom told BBC Radio 4’s Today

“He’s made his views on Brexit on the record, and the problem with that of course is that the chair’s impartiality is absolutely essential. … He’s made his views known on Brexit… it’s a matter for him but nevertheless it’s a challenge and all colleagues need to form their own view of that.”


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