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Votes tonight show Gov won't get an easy ride on the EU Withdrawal Bill 

January 17, 2018 7:00 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Palace of Westminster.

A Lib Dem amendment that would have forced the Government to publish impact assessments of either an agreement or no deal before a meaningful vote on the deal in Parliament has received cross-party support in a vote today.

The Government narrowly avoided defeat, with 320 votes to 301.

Let this be a warning to the Conservatives: they are not going to get the easy ride they expect in their pursuit of a hard Brexit.

This is more evidence that the opposition parties will work together to avert the Conservatives' disastrous path to Brexit. We just hope this is not a one-off by the Labour Party and we urge their leadership to join us in this fight.

The fight now goes to the Lords where the Government isn't close to commanding a majority for it's hard and damaging Tory Brexit.