UK Internal Market Bill onto the next stage

  • The Bill passes 340 v 263
  • 30 Conservative rebels (not including absences):
    • By no means are they all Remainers; many are moderate Brexiteers, as you can see from their BM Brexit Ratings
  • 3 lost ministerial positions in Boris' February reshuffle: Sajid Javid, Geoffrey Cox, Julian Smith
  • 1 new MP: Ben Spencer, who took over Philip Hammond's old seat after December's election
  • But almost all abstained, suggesting they want to give the government the chance to amend the Bill
    • Only two . . .

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