The House of Commons has voted against the so-called ‘Grieve 2’ amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill, by 319 votes to 303.
Commenting, Chris Leslie MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“When the dust settles on this week’s tussle in Westminster, three things are now clear.
“Firstly, the Government are still accelerating headlong towards a bad deal and would be happy to drive off the cliff to no deal, both of which would be disastrous for the country. But bad deal or no deal, Brexit is definitely not a done deal.
“Secondly, the Government have been forced to concede in key areas to stave off embarrassing defeats - thanks also to growing public pressure.
“Finally, Parliament remains sovereign and demands for MPs to give every citizen their democratic right to a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal will now only get louder. That begins with Saturday’s March on Parliament and will continue throughout the summer.