Doughty - Parliament is taking back control of the Brexit process - People's Vote

Doughty - Parliament is taking back control of the Brexit process

The Government has been defeated on Dominic Grieve’s cross-party amendment to the Business Motion.

Commenting, Stephen Doughty MP, a leading supporter of People’s Vote, said:

“After two defeats in two days for the Government, it is now obvious Parliament is taking back control of the Brexit process.

“The real choice facing Parliament and the country is clear. We can leave the EU under the terms of some version of the Prime Minister’s deal or we can keep the voice, veto and vote that currently have as full members of the EU.

“Parliament remains gridlocked between these two choices, but after two defeats in two days for the Government, we see it can still act decisively. What it now must do is hand the decision back to the people. Now we know what Brexit looks like, the public should be given the opportunity to decide in a People’s Vote – is this the kind of deal we want, or is the deal we already have in the EU better? In the end, only the people can sort this out.”

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