The Government has been defeated on Dominic Grieve’s amendment in the House of Commons this evening.
Responding, Dominic Grieve MP, a leading supporter of People’s Vote, said:
“Parliament has tonight asserted its sovereignty to ensure that amendments – such as for a People’s Vote – can be made to any motion if or when the Government’s proposed deal for leaving the EU has been defeated.
“MPs are tonight starting the process of taking back control. No longer must the will of Parliament – reflecting the will of the people – be diminished.
“More and more MPs are concluding that the Government’s proposed deal is not what was promised two years ago, it’s a much worse deal than the one we’ve already got in the EU and, if approved would mean Brexit goes on forever because it leaves all the big questions unanswered.
“Parliament must now take back control and then give the final decision back to the public because, in the end, only the people can sort this out.”