Doughty – Government has no mandate to use Brexit to water down rights

Commenting on the narrow defeat of the amendment to the Withdrawal Bill tonight, which would have brought the Charter of Fundamental Rights into British law, Stephen Doughty MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“The Government’s wafer-thin majority tonight does not give them any mandate to water down the rights of the British people in any way, shape or form after Brexit. 

“Ministers must now engage properly with the concerns so many people, including MPs on all sides of the house, have about their ideological insistence on pulling Britain out of the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

“If they do not, this will not be the last time they experience a parliamentary close shave on the subject.”