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MPs back Government's Brexit timetable in vote

The outcome of the vote is announced in the House of Commons. Credit: House of Commons

MPs have overwhelmingly backed Labour's motion calling on the Government to set out its Brexit plans before triggering Article 50.

The motion - which was passed with a majority of 373 votes - is a non-binding one requiring the Government to publish its Brexit plan before formal negotiations begin no later than the end of March 2017.

Announcing the vote in the House of Commons, Speaker John Bercow, said that 448 had voted in favour, while 75 had voted against it.

MPs back Government's Brexit timetable

The outcome of the vote is announced in the House of Commons. Credit: House of Commons

MPs have voted by a majority of 372 to back the Government's plan to trigger Article 50 to begin the Brexit process by the end of March 2017.

Announcing the vote in the House of Commons, Speaker John Bercow, said that 461 had voted in favour, while 89 had voted against it.

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Lib Dem MP calls for Brexit deal referendum

Tom Brake Credit: House of Commons

There should be a referendum on the final Brexit deal secured by the Government, a Lib Dem MP has said.

Tom Brake, the MP for Carshalton and Wallington said: Why do people need a vote on the destination as well as the departure? Because whatever rough outline of a deal the Government manage to secure towards the end of the two years of negotiations after Article 50 has been invoked, we can be certain that a majority won't be happy.

"The 48% clearly won't be and what of the 52%?"

Rees-Mogg: Debate is Labour's ploy to stop Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg Credit: House of Commons

Labour have called for Wednesday's Brexit debate in the House of Commons in an attempt to "reject the decision made by the British people" in the EU referendum, Jacob Rees-Mogg has said.

Mr Rees-Mogg said Brexit was being "delayed" by applications to the court and by calls for it to be carried out slowly.

In a fiery speech the MP for North East Somerset said the wishes of the public must be "obeyed" rather than ignored as the Opposition wished.

The Conservative MP said that by agreeing to publish a Brexit plan before Article 50 is triggered, the Government had left the opposition in trouble, or as he put it, the Government had "cooked the opposition's goose"..

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