BREAKING: Lords Pass ‘Brexit Wrecking’ Amendment
Viscount Hailsham’s amendment to the Brexit Bill which would allow Remoaning MPs to force through a ‘Soft Brexit’ has been passed by the House Of Lords.
It strengthens Parliament’s hand and could give it the power to keep Britain in the EU “indefinitely” as David Davis, the Brexit Secretary, explained earlier today:
The amendment proposes giving Parliament the power to direct the Government on anything relating to the negotiations – including extending the negotiation process and keeping the UK in the EU indefinitely.
Sure, the peers proposing it may claim it is about keeping power in Parliament or ensuring their votes are ‘meaningful’.
But those who want to overturn the result of the Referendum have been calling for a ‘no Brexit option’ for months, and this amendment would grant it to them.
The amendment was passed by 335 to 224 votes in the latest crushing defeat in the upper house for the government’s flagship Brexit Bill.