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UK: Scottish MPs reject UK government's Brexit bill in non-binding vote

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February 7, 2017 at 21:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Scottish MPs from across the political spectrum cast their ballot in a non-binding vote on the UK government's Article 50 bill, which would formally trigger the process of Britain leaving the European Union, in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on Tuesday.

Ken Macintosh, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, announced the result of the vote: "The result of the vote on motion 3858 in name of Michael Russell as amended is 'yes' 90, 'no' 34. There were no abstentions. The motion as amended is agreed." This means that the triggering of Article 50 by Westminster has been symbolically rejected.

On February 1 the Article 50 Bill passed its first vote in the House of Commons in London following the Supreme Court's ruling that the article needed parliament's approval before being triggered.

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Scottish MPs from across the political spectrum cast their ballot in a non-binding vote on the UK government's Article 50 bill, which would formally trigger the process of Britain leaving the European Union, in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on Tuesday.

Ken Macintosh, Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament, announced the result of the vote: "The result of the vote on motion 3858 in name of Michael Russell as amended is 'yes' 90, 'no' 34. There were no abstentions. The motion as amended is agreed." This means that the triggering of Article 50 by Westminster has been symbolically rejected.

On February 1 the Article 50 Bill passed its first vote in the House of Commons in London following the Supreme Court's ruling that the article needed parliament's approval before being triggered.

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