Then there’s a the bitter clingers of the BBC name calling people who were just being patriots.
- POPULISM: It’s the BBC’s new buzzword, being used to sneer at the ‘uneducated’ 17 million who voted for Brexit
NOTE: I think it’s high time to launch a serious campaign against state funded ”news organizations”, to end them once and for all.
A ‘blank cheque’ for Brexit: MPs BACK the Government’s plan to start EU divorce by the end of March – but 89 Remoaners defy the will of the British people including lone rebel Tory Ken Clarke
Brexiteers hailed a ‘historic moment’ tonight after the Government won an overwhelming majority to start the process of leaving the EU by the end of March.
A total of 461 MPs backed a motion in favour of Theresa May’s (inset) timetable for Brexit, while a similar number of MPs backed a move requiring the Government to publish its Brexit plan before it triggers Article 50 – the formal process for leaving the EU.
But remarkably, 89 MPs voted to block Brexit tonight, despite June’s referendum delivering a record 17.4million votes in favour of quitting the EU. The rebellion against Brexit was marginally higher than expected but the result delivered a major boost to the Prime Minister and represented the first ever Commons majority in favour of leaving the EU.
It came after a heated debate on Brexit in the Commons chamber that lasted more than six hours. Remain rebels vowed to vote against starting the Brexit process, with the Tory grandee Ken Clarke (right) leading the resistance against the referendum result in a high profile Commons debate.