Commenting on the Government’s defeat tonight in the Amendment 7 vote, Chuka Umunna MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:
“This is a victory for British parliamentary democracy. MPs of all parties deserve great credit.
“The Commons has been absolutely clear tonight that we will not permit our country to be railroaded into a job-destroying hard Brexit, or even a no deal Brexit, without Parliament having a meaningful vote on the matter.
“For too long Ministers have been engaged in a deliberate attempt to silence dissenting voices and shut down democratic debate. They must now learn their lesson and start to treat Parliament – and the people we serve – with respect.
“Tonight MPs have taken back control for the British people. We will scrutinise the Brexit process on behalf of our constituents, and we will not tolerate a Brexit that damages our economy or our great country.”