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Thread #165570 Message #4014421
Posted By: DMcG
19-Oct-19 - 11:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
I am hearing some mistaken analysis on BBC News about the Letwin amendment. What they are missing is that it was an amendment to the text of a bill that was not passed. And therefore it has not entered into law. Yes, it puts the Benn Act into play, but if the speaker allows the bill to be voted on Monday it is a new motion and so unaffected by Letwin. Which means the danger that Letwin was avoiding resurfaces: it would be possible to pass the deal and then not pass the following legislation leading to the no deal drop out on 31 Oct that it was designed to avoid.