Jim Pickard @PickardJE Chief Political Correspondent, Financial Times Jul. 18, 2019 1 min read


Majority of 41 in favour of effectively blocking Boris Johnson from suspending Parliament to carry out a no-deal Brexit

Vote was 315-274

Margot James resigned as culture minister to join the rebellion, several cabinet ministers thought to have abstained...

we go live to Boris Johnson

here is the full list of 17 rebels

and here are the Labour(ish) rebels who backed the government

The cabinet abstentions appear to include:

chancellor Philip Hammond
business secretary Greg Clark
aid secretary Rory Stewart
justice secretary David Gauke

but not Amber Rudd....

the most surprising name on the list of 17 rebels is Keith Simpson, who told @jessicaelgot that he has NEVER rebelled before - bear in mind that he entered the Commons 22 years ago

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