WATCH: Lib Dem MPs talk about today’s vote

Our people have been out and about today, talking about the run-up to the vote and its aftermath.

Layla on the beginning of the end of Brexit

Ed on having no confidence in Labour, but backing a People’s Vote

Earlier, Wera had made the case against Brexit in her speech in the Debate

You can soak up a wee bit of the atmosphere from this view of Christine Jardine’s:

Earlier, she had told Sky News why she was fighting for a People’s Vote:

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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3 Comments

  • Richard Underhill 15th Jan '19 - 10:57pm

    If Downing street staff were trying to do “expectations management” about the size of the main vote in the commons tonight, they have failed.
    Comments from the city of London today was that they were universally expecting the pound to fall. Although the size of the PM’s defeat was unexpectedly large the pound went up.

  • Richard Underhill 16th Jan '19 - 10:05am

    An FT journalist commented on BBC1 that a defeat for the government today is not factored in to the price of sterling etc. Might there be a small number of individual eccentrics in the tory ranks? A vote of no confidence in 1979 brought down a government by one vote, albeit it was well into its five year term and called a general election.
    One MP from Northern Ireland flew down to London specially for the vote. He was an independent, not Sinn Fein, but wanted something for political prisoners. PM Jim Callaghan refused to give him anything. Tory sources interviewed on BBC radio 4 said he had been in a Commons committee room with two bottles of whisky. They did not give names. He was a publican.

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