Britain must have its say on the ‘final deal’

“Liberal Democrats are clear, we demand a vote of the people on the final deal and without that we will not vote for Article 50”, says Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron MP.

The Supreme Court ruled this morning by 8 votes to 3 that Parliament must vote to trigger ‘Brexit’, while the court cases from the devolved administrations were defeated so Assembly and Parliament members in Stormont, Cardiff Bay and Holyrood do not have to be consulted on the process.

Tim Farron responded to the news saying, “I welcome today’s judgement. But this court case was never about legal arguments, it was about giving the people a voice, a say, in what happens next.

“This Tory Brexit government are keen to laud the democratic process when it suits them, but will not give the people a voice over the final deal. They seem happy to start with democracy and end in a stitch up.

“Liberal Democrats are clear, we demand a vote of the people on the final deal and without that we will not vote for Article 50”

Liberal Democrat European Union spokesperson Nick Clegg tweeted, “Parliamentary sovereignty upheld. This is what Brexiteers were arguing for in the first place… What a waste of taxpayers’ money”