Labour Faces Brexit Divisions After MPs Rebel On Single Market Motion

Labour Faces Brexit Divisions After MPs Rebel On Single Market Motion

Labour Faces Brexit Divisions After MPs Rebel On Single Market Motion

Theresa May has been finally confirmed as the British Prime Minister, nearly three weeks after the election, as she won a Commons vote on the Queen's Speech, owing to her stand on the abortion regulations which earlier threatened to bring down her Government.

The Prime Minister was forced into making a concession to prevent a Tory rebellion on Thursday, promising funding for women from Northern Ireland, where abortion is banned, to travel to England for pregnancy terminations.

Three Labour frontbenchers have been sacked for defying Jeremy Corbyn and backing a call for the United Kingdom to stay in the single market after Brexit.

Votes on the Queen's Speech establish whether a government commands the confidence of the House of Commons.

The embattled May has faced a turbulent few weeks since her party lost its majority in a snap election this month.

With the help of the 10 MPs from the Democratic Unionist Party - who just three days ago agreed to prop up Prime Minister Theresa May's floundering government in exchange for a little over US$1 billion - all 313 Conservative MPs voted down the amendment Wednesday evening.

Ruth Cadbury, Catherine West and Andy Slaughter had supported Chuka Umunna's amendment to the Queen's Speech, despite Corbyn telling his MPs to abstain from the vote.

The Labour amendment to bring an end to the 1% pay cap on public sector workers was defeated by a majority of 14 votes.

Spokespeople attack this hard Brexitm but then sign up to leaving the customs union and single market, which is in essence what hard Brexit means.

Other demands included more respect for the devolved administrations and clear protections for European Union nationals already living in the UK.

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This morning the Labour Party tabled a proposition to end the on-going pay cap on public sector workers during a debate on the Queens Speech.

Last week, key figures across local government and the health sector sharply criticised the Queen's Speech for a lack of information around fundamental issues, such as devolution, business rates retention and social care reform.

But May's Brexit plan is under scrutiny as many saw the election as a rebuke to her move to pull Britain out of Europe's single market - its largest trading market - to prioritise cutting European Union immigration.

A Labour source told The Bristol Post: "It's scandalous that a clique of Jeremy Corbyn supporters refuse to accept the huge mandate that Thangam received at the general election".

"I think one of the ways we will address the recruitment, retention and morale is by delivering them a fair pay settlement", she added. Several Conservative legislators indicated they would support the amendment because it corrected a longstanding injustice, prompting the government's scramble to change its policy.

Corbyn's deputy Tom Watson said he was disappointed with Umunna for trying to "divide" Labour MPs with the vote.

A fourth frontbencher, Daniel Zeichner, the MP for pro-remain Cambridge, stepped down as shadow transport minister before the vote, arguing that he had to back the position on principle.

James Cleverly, the Conservative MP, said: "When it comes to Brexit, Labour are in total chaos".

Another amendment was tabled by Labour MP Chuka Umunna, which calls for the United Kingdom to remain in the single market and customs union after Brexit - which is not in line with the Labour's official stand.

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