Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has called for “Article 50 to be revoked to stop the Brexit heartbreak“ after the Government’s proposals were beaten in the Commons on Valentine’s Day. The Prime Minister’s motion proposing her plan for Brexit, which was not legally binding, was beaten by 303 votes to 258.
Mr Zeichner comments “It’s clear that the Government is not prepared to compromise, or break its red lines. Therefore the responsible course of action is to revoke Article 50, or risk a messy and chaotic break up with the EU through a no deal exit.“
“Although this vote isn’t binding, in my opinion it would be unacceptable for the Government to simply ignore it. The Prime Minister is running scared – she lost her majority when she tackled Labour in the 2017 General Election, she can’t unite her party and she can’t get Parliament to support her deal. She should revoke Article 50 to stop this mess, and then move out of the way for a Labour Government.“