On Monday 11 September, Members of Parliament voted on the Second Reading of the EU Withdrawal Bill. Steve McCabe MP sets out why he voted against the Bill.
Today, Prime Minister May has triggered Article 50 signalling the start of a 2 year period to negotiate the UKs exit from the European Union. I have said many times since the Referendum in June last year that we must accept the outcome of the vote but it is now more important than ever to watch the government closely and it is my job to stand up for the interests of people living in my constituency.
The Prime Minister today set out the greatest detail to date on her plans to leave the EU at a speech at Lancaster House. She was criticised for setting out her proposals to an audience of businessmen, ambassadors and foreign diplomats rather than parliament but she did appear to concede, in the course of her speech, that parliament will have a vote on the final outcome of the negotiations. She’d previously sought to block this at the Supreme Court.