Theresa May will get MPs to vote on every single one of the 20,000 words in the 585 page Withdrawal Agreement in turn to get her Deal through Parliament, sources close to the PM have revealed.
Buoyed the narrow defeat of just 58 in Friday’s vote, after the Withdrawal Agreement was salami-sliced from the Political Declaration, May has decided to chop the Agreement up even further, with Meaningful Votes 4 through to 20,242 taking place on the hour, every hour in the House of Commons starting on Monday.
‘The order paper for the next meaningful vote has been printed, and it is on the word ‘Article’, confirmed May. ‘This will take place on Monday at 9am, followed closely by a vote on the word ‘1’, then ‘This’, then ‘Agreement’, then ‘sets’ then ‘out’, taking us through to lunchtime.
‘It’s time for MPs to seize the moment’, noted May. ‘Well, 7 moments actually – they’ll vote on the word ‘moment’ seven times’. And don’t worry, there will be some indicative votes too – the word indicative appears on pages 6, 14 and 234′.
‘I expect us to leave the EU in a smooth and orderly fashion on August 16th 2032, after Parliament has agreed to the words ‘Footnote’ and ‘175’ confirmed May.
Opposition MPs, the ERG and the DUP have already tabled three words of amendments, with a vote on ‘Piss’ taking place first, followed closely by votes on ‘right’ and ‘off’.