Ayes 290 – Noes 322 Almost all of the Brexit amendments backed by Labour were defeated by MPs tonight, as a combined total of 14 Labour MPs defied the party whip to vote against proposals put forward by Yvette Cooper, Rachel Reeves and Dominic Grieve.Of the amendments Labour supported, only the Spelman/Dromey proposal – which expresses opposition to a ‘no deal’ outcome but is not legally binding – was approved by the Commons in the key votes.Eight shadow ministers – Tracy Brabin, Judith Cummins, Gloria de Piero, Yvonne Fovargue, Mike Kane, Emma Lewell-Buck, Jim McMahon and Melanie Onn – were among those who broke the whip to abstain on the Cooper amendment, which aimed to extend Article 50 and avoid ‘no deal’ in March. It is unclear whether they will be disciplined.After the results of the votes were announced, Jeremy Corbyn said he would agree to meet with the Prime Minister to set out the “points of view” of the Labour Party on Brexit.The Labour leader said: “Tonight parliament has voted to remove the immediate threat of crashing out without a deal on 29 March. After months of refusing to take the chaos of no deal off the table, the Prime Minister must now face the reality that no deal is not an option.“I will meet the Prime Minister and others from across parliament to find a sensible Brexit solution that works for the whole country.“That solution should be based around Labour’s alternative plan of a customs union with a UK say, a strong single market relationship and a cast iron guarantee on workers’ rights, consumer standards and environmental protections.”Theresa May is now expected to return to Brussels to argue that her deal won’t be approved by the Commons without changes to the ‘backstop’. EU leaders, including Emmanuel Macron and Leo Varadkar, have already made it clear that the withdrawal agreement is not open for renegotiation.Amendment vote resultsa) LabourAyes 296 – Noes 327o) SNPAyes 39 – Noes 327g) GrieveAyes 301 – Noes 321b) CooperAyes 298 – Noes 321j) Reeves Ayes 318 – Noes 310 i) Spelman/Dromey n) BradyAyes 317 – Noes 301Labour rebelsVoted against Labour’s official amendment:Kevin Barron and Jim Fitzpatrick.Voted against the Grieve amendment and the Cooper amendment:Ian Austin, Kevin Barron, Ronnie Campbell, Rosie Cooper, Jim Fitzpatrick, Caroline Flint, Roger Godsiff, Stephen Hepburn, Kate Hoey, John Mann, Dennis Skinner, Laura Smith, Gareth Snell and Graham Stringer.Voted against the Reeves amendment:Ian Austin, Kevin Barron, Ronnie Campbell, Rosie Cooper, Jim Fitzpatrick, Caroline Flint, Roger Godsiff, Stephen Hepburn, Kate Hoey, John Mann, Laura Smith, Gareth Snell and Graham Stringer.Voted with the government for the Brady amendment:Ian Austin, Kevin Barron, Jim Fitzpatrick, Roger Godsiff, Kate Hoey, John Mann and Graham Stringer.Tags:Labour /Brexit amendments /
ROYCE Simmons is calling on Saints supporters to fill up the Stobart Stadium on Saturday to roar the team on to another Grand Final.Saints are 80 minutes away from another appearance in the Old Trafford showpiece and face the auld enemy on ‘home’ turf.“It would be fantastic if we could fill her right up,” he said. “The fans have been great all season and a full Stobart Stadium could be the real difference to us.“I know times are tough and we appreciate that but it would be a good pick up if the team could run out at the weekend into a full stadium and the majority are Saints fans.“It would also be great for the fans to turn up to appreciate James Graham and the service he has given to the club… and roar us on to a Grand Final.”Tickets for the match are still on sale.The Qualifying Semi Final will kick off 6pm at the Stobart Stadium and the game is ALL TICKET.Prices are:North and South Stand: £25 adult, £19 concession, £13 junior, £50 family (two adults and two kids)East Stand: £20 adult, £14 concession, £11 junior, £40 family (two adults and two kids)Tickets can be bought in the Club Store in the Brownlow Arcade, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.
JAKE Spedding has joined Sheffield Eagles on loan for a month.The 20-year-old has played twice for Saints in his career to date and makes the move in order to gain more game time.He has been a regular in this season’s reserves competition but moving to the Eagles will give him the chance to play every week.Naturally we wish him all the best at Sheffield.