Steve Beasant

Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Great Grimsby and Councillor for the East Marsh Learn more

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No deal cannot be an option

by Steve Beasant on 10 January, 2019

Tom Brake MP shares his thoughts on the Government’s defeat over no deal on Tuesday night.

The union flag flying next to the EU flag.

On Tuesday night, thanks to Lib Dem MPs, the Government lost on a Finance Bill for the first time in 41 years. We won a vote on a cross-party amendment that demonstrates to the Government that a majority of MPs are opposed to no deal.

It goes some way to taking no deal off the table, but it’s crucial we remove it as an option full stop.

This Government’s defeat shows Parliament’s rejection of a no deal. Theresa May will not be allowed to intimidate MPs into backing her broken deal.

The reality of the situation hasn’t changed for her deal. She doesn’t have the votes – plain and simple.

It’s time for Theresa May to stop gambling with our future. It’s time to give the people the final say on her deal and the option to reject this mess and stay in the EU.

The Lib Dems have been fighting since the referendum to give you the final say on the deal, with an option to exit from Brexit. We’ve made amazing progress since then – but we need the Labour leadership on board. Can you help us convince the Labour shadow cabinet to join us and demand a People’s Vote?

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