Clegg – No mandate for hardest of hard Brexits the Government favours

Commenting on the passage of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill through the House of Commons, Nick Clegg MP, leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said:

“The Government have made a political decision to pursue a hard and destructive Brexit and the Bill that has passed unamended gives them a blank cheque to do so.

“There is no mandate for the hardest of hard Brexits the Government favours, which risks leaving us poorer, weaker and more isolated.

“Ministers must now be properly held to account for the course they have charted and the end result must be a more meaningful role for Parliament than a false choice between a bad deal and no deal at all.”