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Tories swap 'meaningful say' for 'meaningless process'

June 13, 2018 2:35 PM

Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake has warned that the Government's climbdown on a 'meaningful vote' could be nothing more than a 'meaningless process'. Mr Brake said:

Tom Brake"At the 59th minute of the 11th hour, as has become a tradition in Brexit negotiations, the Tories have been forced to cobble together a compromise.

"Time will tell as to whether this is just another attempt to buy off the rebels or a real attempt at consensus. But if we face the prospect of a 'meaningless process' rather than a 'meaningful vote', Parliament will be enraged.

"Ultimately, this process started with the people and should end with the people. Liberal Democrats will therefore continue to campaign for the people to have the final say on the deal, and an opportunity to Exit from Brexit."

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