OE: Crunching the numbers - is there a Parliamentary majority for anything?
MPs voted overwhelmingly against the Brexit deal last week, but could any outcome command a majority in the House of Commons? Open Europe’s Dominic Walsh takes a look at the numbers.
But whilst it is clear what MPs are against, it is far less clear what they are for; the 432 MPs who voted against the deal have very diverse views on their preferred Brexit outcome. This blog analyses the different parliamentary groupings, and assesses whether a majority might be found.
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OE: Emmanuel Macron launches EU election campaign by calling for “European renewal”07/03/2019 13:15:00
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OE: France and Germany set to tilt EU competition policy07/03/2019 10:05:00
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Is a 21-month Article 50 extension really in the interests of Brexiteers?06/03/2019 13:05:00
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The UK’s tariff policy under a No Deal Brexit: Need-to-know28/02/2019 13:20:00
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OE: Legal changes to the Brexit deal? Four examples when the EU revisited deals they had already signed off27/02/2019 13:15:00
In a new briefing, Open Europe's Dominic Walsh examines previous occasions when the EU has shown flexibility to facilitate the domestic ratification of a contentious treaty, and argues something similar is needed now on the backstop.