A quick update on the votes last night.

I voted for the following:

· For a second referendum

· For a customs union

· For revoking article 50 if necessary

· And for a Norway option

The results
The votes did show that MPs are moving towards a consensus however, they are moving relatively slowly.

For example:

· Last night a second referendum was defeated by 12 (compared to losing by 27 last week)

· A customs union lost by 3 (compared to losing by 8 last week)

Next steps
I hope the Government will now change tack and support the emerging consensus in favour of a softer Brexit option being developed. And, that this could then be negotiated with the EU and put back to the public in a second referendum, with remain on the ballot paper.

However, we will have to see how the cabinet responds later today. There is also a possibility that MPs will bring a Bill to Parliament on Wednesday offering an alternative approach, this might be able to force the Government to take a different approach.

Matt Rodda, MP.

Matt Rodda votes 1st April 2019
Matt Rodda votes 1st April 2019
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