The Parliamentary chaos over Brexit continued tonight as the second indicative vote produced no majority for the four amendments they were presented with. A Customs Union plus Brexit came closest to securing a majority with just 3 votes separating the ayes from the noes (273 to 276). A second referendum was rejected by only 12 votes and won the highest number of votes.
Nick Boles, an arch Tory Remoaner, resigned the Tory whip at the end of the vote because he said the Conservatives “refuse to compromise”. He crossed the floor of the House and will now sit on the opposition benches.
Stephen Barclay, Brexit Secretary, indicated that the Government would continue to push the Withdrawal Agreement but this was dismissed by both Jeremy Corbyn and SNP Leader, Ian Blackford who described this as “unacceptable”. Both pushed for a further indicative vote on Wednesday.
Tomorrow, the Cabinet will meet and discuss the way forward for a marathon five hours with the prospect of a General Election looming ever larger….