15 January 2019 – today’s press releases

You never quite want to believe the predictions, especially when they are in your favour, but it can’t be argued that tonight wasn’t a massive rejection of the May deal. Here’s what was said in the aftermath…

  • Cable: This is the beginning of the end of Brexit
  • Brexit Must be put Back to the People – Welsh Lib Dems (see here)
  • Cable: After Govt defeat the only way forward is a People’s Vote (see here)

Cable: This is the beginning of the end of Brexit

Responding to the no confidence vote tabled tonight in the House of Commons, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said:

This is the beginning of the end of Brexit. With Parliament in deadlock, it is time to go back to the public.

Labour have finally lodged a no confidence motion, after weeks of failing to do so. I have signed it and the Liberal Democrats will vote against a Conservative Government which is now in meltdown.

However, a General Election will not offer a way forward for the country so long as Jeremy Corbyn continues to procrastinate, backing Brexit while pretending not to. And while the Conservatives are more divided than ever, they are likely to unite with their friends in the DUP if only to keep themselves in office.

Jeremy Corbyn must listen to Labour members and MPs, and back a People’s Vote on the Government’s plan versus staying in the European Union.

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7 Comments

  • The first referendum established the desire to leave, a second referendum should only reference the terms of departure, leave under the terms of the deal on the table or leave without a deal.

  • Innocent Bystander 16th Jan '19 - 10:20am

    What a terrible prospect. Another referendum to set the people against each other and tearing at each others’ throats. 17 million angry because they have been ignored and thwarted and 15 million gloating at their ability to control the true levers of power.
    This nation will never heal.

  • @innocent bystander

    Yousay, “15 million gloating at their ability to control the true levers of power.”

    What have you been smoking, man?

  • Innocent Bystander 16th Jan '19 - 11:36am

    Chris,
    Read some of these posts. Bless.

  • So “remainer” Martin having a referendum which gives no option of leaving under our own terms is okay is it? And you think the 17 million who voted leave would accept the result of such a rigged vote do you?

  • Ian Hurdley 17th Jan '19 - 3:41pm

    The first referendum in 1975 gave a clear preference for being part of the EU. However, a substantial number of Tory MPs and peers, as well as right-leaning media barons never accepted that result and worked tirelessly to get it reversed. In 2015 they persuaded a weak and politically naive prime minister to grant them a referendum which in June 2016 – to their utter astonishment – they very narrowly won. Now they have the gall at the suggestion of a new referendum based on informed opinion, to ask ‘What then? The best of three?’
    Since they mention it, why not? Are they scared of another forty years in the wilderness?

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