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Chopper's Brexit Podcast Episode 39: DUP challenges Sinn Fein MPs to come to Westminster and vote down Brexit
In this week's podcast: The DUP’s Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson said the nationalist party’s seven MPs should break with convention and vote against the Government on Brexit – because it would ensure that 'remainer' Conservative MPs would be unlikely to join the rebellion.
The prospect of Sinn Fein voting to keep the UK in the customs union would cut the Government’s majority to just six, meaning just over a handful of Tory MPs could defeat the Government.
The Republican party has always refused to take its seats and vote in Parliament because it will not swear allegiance to the Queen or recognise the legitimacy of Britain’s rule over Northern Ireland.
There have been rumours that Commons authorities could waive the requirement to take the oath to allow Sinn Fein to vote – however a spokesman said that this was categorically not allowed according to Erskine May, the House of Commons' rule book.
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