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MPs have voted in favour of a Brexit withdrawal bill for the first time with a vote of 329 to 299 – or 52 per cent to 48 per cent.
If that sounds familiar, it’s because that is the same percentage results of the 2016 referendum, and the irony hasn’t escaped people.
The vote approves the prime minister’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) in principle, though it kills off Boris’s plan to push it through Parliament, which means leaving by Halloween is likely to be derailed.
Son, life is tough. Sometimes you win by 52 to 48 percent, sometimes you lose by 52 to 48 percent. Are there any o… https://t.co/9pwbM63es4— James Felton (@James Felton) 1571770265
House of Commons has voted for Brexit for the first time....and the ratio was.... 52:48— Jim Pickard (@Jim Pickard) 1571768176
Hang on... was the split on the second reading 52/48 again?— Joel Taylor (@Joel Taylor) 1571769077
Let he who hath wisdom reckon the Number of The Beast, for it is a human number. That number is 52:48.— Robin Flavell (@Robin Flavell) 1571771015
The EU should give us an extension of 52 plus 48 days.— Lisa Boo (@Lisa Boo) 1571774320
How many songs and films will be produced using the thematic ratio of 52:48 #BrexitPunk #Brexit #Westminster— Aidan Regan (@Aidan Regan) 1571769118
This 52:48 ratio is starting to feel like a glitch in the matrix.— Danielle Ward (@Danielle Ward) 1571769308
@JimMFelton 52-48 Until the end of time https://t.co/9mEmFOhqNU— Tom (@Tom) 1571770411
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