Commenting on the outcome of today’s debate on the House of Commons order paper, Sam Gyimah, Conservative MP and leading supporter of a People’s Vote, said:
“Tonight, MPs who believe in the national interest have stood up to strike a first crucial blow to defend democracy.
“It means Boris Johnson will find it harder to bypass Parliament to impose his undemocratic Brexit on the British people.
“No one believes the Government is serious about negotiating a deal.
“No one trusts Boris Johnson over the date of the election or his motives for trying to call one now.
“The only legitimate way to solve this Brexit crisis is not to trust Boris Johnson but to trust the people in a final say referendum.”