On December 4, 2018, the government submitted an industry request to set the timetable for the useful vote, as requested in S13 (1) (b), with the vote scheduled for December 11, 2018.  Members of the Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru voted against the Kingdom`s exit from the EU at the European Parliament session in Brussels on Wednesday. After an unprecedented vote on 4 December 2018, MEPs ruled that the UK government was not respecting Parliament because it refused to give Parliament full legal advice on the consequences of its proposed withdrawal terms.  The focus of the consultation was on the legal effect of the “backstop” agreement for Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom with regard to the CUSTOMS border between the EU and the United Kingdom and its impact on the Good Friday agreement that led to the end of the unrest in Northern Ireland, including whether , according to the proposals, the UK would be certain that it would be able to leave the EU in a practical sense. Parliamentary votes on Brexit, sometimes referred to as “sensible votes,” are the parliamentary votes of Section 13 of the United Kingdom`s European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, which requires the UK government to submit a amended parliamentary motion to ratify the Brexit withdrawal agreement at the end of negotiations between the government and the European Union, in accordance with Article 50.   It was also noted that Holby City Episode A Simple Lie Part 1 on BBC One was delayed for a week due to vote coverage. The success of the Grieves amendment (by 321 votes to 299) means that MEPs can now amend this proposal, giving them a much wider say on the UK`s withdrawal from the EU.  After the vote, MEPs marked the UK`s exit by singing Auld Lang Syne. On 23 October, the House of Commons considered three technical provisions concerning the UK`s withdrawal from the EU. The legislative debate focused on the repeal of certain technical provisions enshrined in British law with regard to the EU. If these three acts were to be voted on, they would only come into force if the UK finally left the EU.
The three points discussed related to changes to existing UK legislation to remove 1) THE EU`s free movement provisions  2) the UK`s regulatory oversight by third countries 3) regarding EU-codified financial services.  All three amendments were put to a divisive vote and all three passed the vote in the House of Commons.    As the positions of political parties could not be expected to have been significantly changed, the government was defeated by 432 votes to 202 in the 15 January vote.