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Labour fail to back a people's say on Brexit

May 2, 2018 9:05 AM

Commenting on the Labour frontbench abstaining and Tory peers voting against the people having the final say on the Brexit Deal in the House of Lords, Liberal Democrat leader in the House of Lords Dick Newby said:
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"This vote has shown that since we last voted on the issue a year ago there has been a large shift in favour of giving the people the final say on any Brexit deal.

"I very much regret that the Labour party was not able to support our amendment today. If they had, our amendment would have easily passed.

"No-one's future in this country should be left in the hands of Theresa May's Cabinet. Liberal Democrats will continue the campaign for a people's vote on the final deal. But we need Labour's support, and I call on them to back us in giving the public the final say."

Richard Blackman for BassettCandidate for Bassett Richard Blackman added:

"As there was no clarity in the referendum campaign about what leaving the European Union would mean, it is right that there should be a People's Vote on the terms of the withdrawal deal.

"By abstaining on this amendment, Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party have once again colluded with hard right Conservatives in the delivery of a hard Brexit.

"I hope that Labour members and supporters in Southampton will call on Mr Corbyn to change course and support a People's Vote".