We all knew it was happening but here it is confirmed, the Remainer MPs are conspiring to force their Second EU Referendum.
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The breaking Brexit news is that a cross-party group of MPs has just published draft legislation to bring about a ‘People’s Vote’ referendum on the Government’s Brexit deal in 2019.
Normally this would not pose too much of a problem to the government because it is the body that controls the business of the House. Or maybe that is about to change!
Just recently one of the architects of this new draft legislation, Dominic Grieve, managed, with the help of a decision by the Speaker John Bercow, to get a precedent busting amendment through the house forcing the PM to return with a plan B that could be debated on within three days, if she loses her meaningful vote.
And as I said yesterday morning, it has also come out that there is a plot to overturn two hundred years of convention and put backbench bills ahead of government business.
So news that these two new draft bills from the back benches are being put forward, should ring alarm bells.
There are two bills involved.
The first is a 'paving bill', that would allow the Electoral Commission to start consultations on the question to be asked as well as sort out the lead campaign designation for the two sides.
And the other is a full bill which would provide for a referendum on leaving the EU on the negotiated terms of Mrs May's deal, versus remaining a member of the European Union. The option of no deal does not feature.
The bill also provides for online advertising restrictions and spending transparency as well as for possibly allowing 16 and 17 year olds to vote, as well as all ex-pats and also EU citizens living in the UK.
This appears to be fronted by Vince Cable's Liberal Democrats but also involves the Tory MP and former Attorney General, Dominic Grieve, Labour MP Chukka Ummuna, SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford and also former clerk to the House of Commons, Lord Lisvane.
It looks like the Remainers have given up on Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party, with the Lib Dems saying that: "48 hours from the biggest crisis the UK has faced since WW2, the country required leadership from the Leader of the Opposition. Corbyn has sat on the fence and failed that test."
So I see these new draft bills as a major crack at getting a second EU referendum voted through parliament.
If this came about the authors say that Article 50 would have to be extended.
And the work was funded by a grant from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Limited.
Finally, this all hinges on the reaction of the Speaker, John Bercow. And it may not be a question of 'will he allow it to get in front of MPs to be debated and voted on' but more a question of 'how will he allow it to get in front of MPs to be debated and voted on'.
Are we about to see Bercow flexing more precedent breaking muscle?