Jeremy Corbyn MP responding to the successful vote on Amendment 7 to the Finance Bill, said “This vote is an important step to prevent a no deal Brexit.
“It shows that there is no majority in Parliament, the Cabinet or the country for crashing out of the EU without an agreement. That is why we are taking every opportunity possible in Parliament to prevent no deal.
“Theresa May must now rule out no deal once and for all.”
Government has admitted nothing has changed on meaningful vote
The Government has confirmed the Meaningful Vote is a continuation debate and that the House is being asked to vote on the exact same deal as the one stopped on 10 December 2018 because the Prime Minister said that “the deal would be rejected by a significant margin”.
Commenting, Jeremy Corbyn said “The Government has admitted that nothing has changed. Theresa May has recklessly run down the clock and secured no legal or other changes to the withdrawal agreement.
“The delay to the meaningful vote has achieved nothing beyond wasting a month. If the Government’s deal is defeated then a general election is the best way forward to give a new government a mandate.”