THE House of Commons has been debating triggering Article 50 to commence Brexit and SNP MP Hannah Bardell chose an unconventional method for her speech.
The speech, based on the famous “choose life” speech from Irvine Welsh’s book, was a heated attack on the government’s plan to leave the EU.
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Bardell said the speech was in tribute to author Welsh, and it is as relelvant as ever as the film version of Trainspotting 2 – starring the original cast with Ewan McGregor and Ewen Bremner and once again directed by Danny Boyle – opened in cinemas on Friday.
— Hannah Bardell 🏴🏳️🌈 (@HannahB4LiviMP) February 1, 2017
Despite Bardell’s speech, parliament chose overwhelmingly to support the European Union Bill and for Brexit negotiations to commence by 498 votes to 114 – a debate on how a deal is made will soon follow.