The decision to have a series of indicative votes on certain backbench motions chosen by the Speaker may not produce the happy consensus its proponents wish.
To many in the country it will look like a group of Remain voting MPs canvassing support for delay, dilution or cancellation of Brexit amongst themselves.
MPs can vote for any number of the approved motions so the numbers will be quite difficult to interpret.
Will any of the popular ones in Parliament be compatible with the Conservative or Labour Manifesto,with what the EU might accept and with the overriding promise to implement the results of the referendum?
If the options are mainly variants of staying in much of the EU , allowing MPs to vote for several of these options at the same time will give the impression of even more Parliamentary support for failing to implement Brexit.
Sir John Redwood
TAP – Meantime the terms of The Withdrawal Act still stand. 11 am 29th March 2019.