Hilary Benn

Hilary Benn

Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom

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    Hilary James Wedgwood Benn MP is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Leeds Central since the by-election in 1999. He served in the cabinet from 2003 to 2010, under the premierships of both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

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      Brexit: A guide to MPs  Brexit amendments
      Brexit: A guide to MPs Brexit amendments
      ... This would: comprise a "representative sample of the population" to make recommendations on the Brexit process after 10 weeks of consideration be supported by an "expert advisory group" require the government to respond within two weeks Labour MP Hilary Benn s amendmentCalls on the government to hold a series of "indicative votes", allowing MPs to indicate whether they might support the following options: To vote again on Theresa May s deal in its current form, which sets out the terms of the UK s withdrawal - including a "transition period" aimed at minimising disruption - and outlines future relations with the EU To leave with a "no-deal" exit, without any such agreements and no transition period To request the government tries to renegotiate the deal by seeking to either change the Irish "backstop" arrangement, pursue a "Canada-style" deal or aim to join the EEA and remain in the EU s customs union Hold a referendum to allow British people to decide on the kind of Brexit deal they want Labour MP Rachel Reeves amendmentRequires the government to ask the EU to postpone Brexit day... 2019-01-22 19:15:59
      Brexit: MPs put forward rival plans to May s deal
      Brexit: MPs put forward rival plans to May s deal
      ... " Among the other plans being put forward by MPs are: An amendment by Labour MP Rachel Reeves aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit by requiring the prime minister to seek an extension to the Article 50 deadline A bill from Labour s Yvette Cooper, with the backing of Remainer Tory MPs, which also directs the prime minister to seek a deadline extension if a Brexit deal is not agreed by 26 February An amendment by Labour MP Hilary Benn which asks MPs to take a non-binding vote on four options: reconsidering Mrs May s deal, leaving the EU with no deal, seeking to renegotiate the deal or holding another referendum Mr Duncan Smith said that plans to allow backbenchers to create legislation would create "mayhem" in the Commons and that anybody who believed the House could act as a government negotiating a trade deal was "living in cloud cuckoo land"... 2019-01-22 15:40:26
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