Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has condemned the Government for “recklessly wasting yet more time in order to force a false binary choice“ over Brexit, and called on them to revoke Article 50 to prevent a dangerous cliff edge No Deal Brexit as their plans for exiting the EU were rejected by Parliament again this evening.
The Government lost “Meaningful Vote 2“ this evening, by 242 votes to 391, a gap of 149 – despite Theresa May’s latest attempts to negotiate further in Brussels.
Mr Zeichner comments “We are now only two and a half weeks away from crashing out of the EU without a deal, which would have extremely serious economic, social and political ramifications – hitting the most vulnerable hardest with possible food price rises and medicine shortages. The government’s no deal impact assessment published just two weeks ago told us that “food prices are likely to increase”, and that custom checks could cost business £13 billion a year. It is completely irresponsible for the Conservatives to continue to put their party ahead of the national interest. They must now move to revoke Article 50 as a matter of urgency, or give the country the final say in a referendum on the Prime Minister’s plan.“