Soubry – Defeat of Lords amendment a disappointment for anyone who believes in parliamentary scrutiny

This evening, the House of Commons voted against Lords Amendment 2 to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, which would have given Parliament a meaningful vote on the Brexit deal the Government negotiates during the Article 50 period.

Commenting, Anna Soubry MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said: 

“This was a disappointing result for anyone who recognises the vital importance of parliamentary scrutiny of Brexit.

“As we embark upon the most complex set of negotiations our country has ever faced, it would have been greatly preferable to have guaranteed a meaningful vote for MPs at the end of the process. I hope the Government recognises the importance of parliamentary scrutiny as the Brexit process gets underway in earnest.

“As we go forward, it is now up to MPs and people across the country to continue to campaign against the kind of hard Brexit that will damage our economy.”

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