Guido has the list of MPs who betrayed the country in the wee hours:
Naturally they include Lucas and her Greens, LibDums and all Labour, bar seven. No kudos to Flint for sitting on the fence trying to have a bit each way – gutless and no friend of this country.
Sarah Champion voted against democracy yet again, after having temporarily been forced into doing the right thing over Rotherham. Spineless, self-serving vacillator.
However, as with all those hiding under rocks, the bad Tories also have a raft of little nibbling amendments to gnaw away and water it down, up to party conferences. And don’t forget the Lords traitors still to come.
For those who’ve been on the Planet Zog or are not British, it:
. overturns the ECA 1972
. withdraws from ECJ jurisdiction
. converts existing EU law to UK
. puts it into a Retained EU Law so it can be repealed, reworded or just kept by Parliament.
. covers other admin
One reader made a good, if vehement point about Flint and anyone else who abstained:
ANYONE who abstained from voting, should NEVER be allowed to vote on ANY matter, at ANY time in the future. THEY were elected to cast a vote – it is NOT a choice – abstention is dereliction of duty, and MUST be punishable.
Meanwhile, SCOTUS has overturned Ninth Circuit’s restrictions on Trump’s temporary travel constraint on citizens of certain countries.