Liberal Democrat MPs moved an amendment to the bill to trigger Article 50 to ensure the final deal on BREXIT would be put before the voters, but this was opposed by Tory and most Labour MPs.
South East LibDem MEP Catherine Bearder commented: “ The article 50 Bill sailing through unamended gives a massive thumbs up to Theresa May’s hard Brexit agenda, dragging the UK out of the Single Market & Customs Union with all the disastrous implications for our economy and jobs. Far from holding the Prime Minister’s feet to the fire, Labour have been only too happy to walk hand in hand with the Government in the triggering process. Liberal Democrats will continue to highlight the dangers of a hard BREXIT and demand that the British people have a say over the destination of this country. Once the negotiated deal is on the table the very final say must be given back to the people”