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diff British Government Found In Contempt Of Parliament Over Failure To Release Brexit Advice
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  Ministers found in contempt of parliament for the first time in history
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  <p class="MsoNormal">British MPs have found ministers of Theresa May’s government in contempt of parliament by a vote of <a href="https://news.sky.com/story/mps-gear-up-for-marathon-five-day-brexit-deal-debate-11571280">311 to 293</a>. The vote, held on Tuesday, December 4, saw members of six opposing parties support a motion by the House of Commons that <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46446694">the government has not released all relevant legal advice</a>.</p>
  The motion proposed that the ministers failed to comply with requirements passed by MPs on November 13 that all of the <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-parliaments-46440841">Attorney General’s legal advice on Brexit be released</a>. The government has said due to the vote they will release the full Attorney General report prior to the upcoming vote on <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46446694">Mrs May’s proposal on Tuesday December 11</a>.
  MPs also passed an amendment giving parliament more influence over the proceedings if the <a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-05/brexit-theresa-may-government-contempt-parliament/10583444">assembly does not support</a> Prime Minister May's Brexit proposal that was <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/article/93691/">supported by members of the EU in November. </a><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;line-height: 107%;font-family: 'Calibri',sans-serif"> <!-- [if !supportLineBreakNewLine]-->
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  Brexit, Europe, European Union, Politics, United Kingdom
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  <p><a href="https://news.sky.com/story/mps-gear-up-for-marathon-five-day-brexit-deal-debate-11571280">Theresa May suffers three Commons defeats in a day as Brexit debate begins — Sky News</a></p>
  <p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46446694">Brexit: Full legal advice to be published after contempt vote — BBC</a></p>
  <p><a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-parliaments-46440841">Parliament: what does the contempt challenge mean? — BBC</a></p>
  <p><a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-05/brexit-unprecedented-contempt-vote-latest-blow-to-theresa-may/10583470">Theresa May’s tenuous grip on Parliament exposed by contempt vote on Brexit — ABC</a></p>
  <p><a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-05/brexit-theresa-may-government-contempt-parliament/10583444">Theresa May’s Government found in contempt of Parliament over release of Brexit legal advice — ABC</a></p>
  <p><a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/article/93691/">European Union approves Brexit plan</a></p>

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