Brexit amendments: another week, another set of votes by MPs

Another week, another neutral government motion on Brexit, and yet another set of amendments. Here are the amendments tabled, some of which will be voted on later on Monday. It will be the Speaker, John Bercow, who will decide which of these are selected.

A. The backbench indicative vote plan

Led by the Tory former ministers Oliver Letwin and Dominic Grieve, and signed by more than 120 cross-party MPs, this calls for Commons business on Wednesday to be set aside for a series of indicative votes. It does not specify what options will be voted on, or how the votes will take place.

B. The pro-Brexit amendment

Tabled by a cross-party group of Brexiters, and signed by more than 80 MPs – the great majority Conservative – this notes that the Tories and Labour both stood in the 2017 election on manifestos promising to deliver Brexit , and says parliament “reaffirms its commitment to honour the result of the referendum that the UK should leave the European Union”.

C. The no-deal blocker

Tabled by MPs including Labour’s Yvette Cooper as well as Letwin (again), this notes the new date of 12 April at which the UK could potentially crash out of the EU if no plan is passed, and “instructs” the government to set out by the end of Thursday how it would prevent this.

D. The Labour indicative vote plan

Less prescriptive than the Letwin/Grieve amendment, this notes support for various Brexit plans, and calls on the government “to provide sufficient parliamentary time this week for this house to find a majority for a different approach”.

E. Independent Group calls for second referendum

The first amendment tabled by the former Tory/Labour breakaway MPs, and also signed by Lib Dem MPs, it calls for a second referendum to choose between a final deal and staying in the EU.

F. Other plan to block no deal

More technically prescriptive than amendment C, this says that if the UK is seven calendar days from leaving without a deal, the house should be recalled to consider a motion on whether or not MPs approve such a move.

G. Lib Dems call for second referendum

A parallel version of amendment E, this is also signed by MPs from the Independent Group. It seeks a two-year extension to Brexit to hold a new referendum.

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