Nick Clegg: Theresa May is PM for the whole of the UK, not just the Brexiteers
Number 10’s reaction was as bone-headed as it was swift: “This result,” a Conservative Party spokesman said in response to Sarah Olney’s stunning victory in Richmond Park last night, “doesn’t change anything.”
Except it does, in lots of ways.
Should there be a second EU Referendum?
The Liberal Democrat leader has said his party will vote against triggering Article 50 unless Theresa May promises a second referendum.
Tim Farron has said the public should have the chance to decide if they want to leave the European Union after the government's negotiations are complete.
MPs from other Parties have also said they are prepared to vote against initiating Brexit.
The people are sovereign
Tim Farron: 'The Liberal Democrats will vote against Article 50 unless the British people are given a vote on the final Brexit deal'
This morning, I set out a red line on Article 50 and made clear that unless the government agrees to a referendum on the final Brexit deal, the party will vote against Article 50 in the House of Commons.
Nick Clegg: Chickens are coming home to roost now for panicking Brexiteers
Many Brexiteers knew they were against the EU - but appear to have little idea of what they are actually for
Ukip’s Nigel Farage predicted that there would be unrest on the streets against an establishment stitch-up. Michael Gove shrieked in the House of Commons yesterday that the will of the people is being thwarted. David Davis spluttered that Lloyd-George would be spinning in his grave if peers were allowed to stand in the way of the people.
The favoured plot in the fevered imaginations of these over-excitable Brexiteers — egged on by splenetic headlines in the Right-wing press — is that Lib-Dem peers in the House of Lords are planning to vote en masse against Article 50.
Brexit: LibDems say Single Market membership critical
As the pound crashes, inflation start to increase and many firms plan to move operations abroad, the consequences of the vote to Leave the EU are beginning to emerge. No wonder millions of people are worried about what the future holds.