Responding to both Sir Graham Brady’s and Dame Caroline Spelman’s amendments being passed this evening, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said:
“The House of Commons has given contradictory instructions, both ruling out ‘no deal’ and setting the Government on a collision course with the EU, ramping up the chances of no deal.
“Willing the ends but not the means for preventing no deal gets us nowhere.
"Parliament remains effectively deadlocked. The only way forward is a people’s vote, with the option to remain in the EU.”