Brexit delay POLL: Express.co.uk readers AGAINST Brexit delay – will MPs follow suit?

The Express.co.uk poll, which went live just after 11am, saw more than 90 percent say they would block a Brexit delay. As of 4.30pm, 10,271 readers had voted in the poll. Some 9,392 said “no” when asked “would you vote to delay Brexit?” while just 803 said “yes” and 76 said “don’t know”.

It comes ahead of a Commons showdown tonight with a string of Brexit votes planned.

MPs are set to vote on a motion tabled by Theresa May to delay the date the UK leaves the bloc.

But the Prime Minister’s motion risks being hijacked by a series of amendments put forward by Remainers to take control of Brexit.

MPs will vote on proposals calling for a second referendum and to block a third vote on the Prime Minister’s divorce deal.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has tabled an amendment calling for a Brexit delay for more negotiations.

And a fourth amendment would force indicative votes on what kind of Brexit Parliament supports.

Speaker John Bercow prompted a furious reaction from Brexiteers by refusing a debate on another amendment, signed by 127 MPs, which would rule out a second referendum.

Tory backbencher Sir Bernard Jenkin questioned the Speaker’s impartiality, telling the the Commons there was “some concern” over the decision before asking Mr Bercow what MPs should conclude about “your views on these matters”.

The Speaker insisted that MPs should “not conclude anything” about his views from his decisions, saying that he tried to “always do my best to be fair”.

Tory MPs will be given a free vote on Mrs May’s motion, which lays out a delay to Brexit until June 30 if her deal is passed before next week’s EU summit in Brussels to allow legislation to be completed.

It adds that if her withdrawal agreement is rejected for a third time any extension would be longer and the UK would have to take part in the European Parliament Elections in May.

Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington said that if this was the case, the Government would stage debates in the Commons following the summit in a bid to work out a majority for a different plan.

The Prime Minister has warned against a long delay to Brexit, saying: “I do not think that would be the right outcome. But the House needs to face up to the consequences of the decisions it has taken.”

Earlier this week, MPs blocked her Brexit deal for the second time by a majority of 149 votes, following January’s huge defeat by 230 votes.

And yesterday a no deal Brexit under any circumstances was ruled out by MPs in a chaotic Commons session.


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