Government Defeat On Brexit Bill

The Government has been defeated on part of the Brexit Bill.

By Kurtis Crossland, Dec 14, 2017 1:12

The flags of EU countries flying.

The Liberal Democrats have welcomed the Government defeat on part of the Brexit Bill.

Sign off on the Brexit deal will now be with Parliament as a whole, not just Theresa May.

Liberal Democrat Parliamentary campaigner for Sheffield Hallam Laura Gordon said:

“This is a defeat for Theresa May and a victory for the people of Sheffield Hallam, regardless of how they voted in the referendum.

"MPs will now have the chance to have a meaningful vote on the deal, but the British people should get one too. 

"The Liberal Democrats will keep fighting to give people the final say with the choice to exit from Brexit."

Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said:

"MPs insisted on a meaningful vote and dismissed Ministers' eleventh hour attempts to buy off the rebels.

"This is a momentous day for Parliament and a humiliating defeat for Theresa May.”

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