Responding to the vote on the Government’s withdrawal agreement losing by 58 votes, Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable said:
“Today’s outcome was entirely predictable.
“No amount of parliamentary trickery can breathe life back into May’s deal. The only route to resolve the crisis is a final say with the option to Remain in the EU.
“A long extension to Article 50 is now clearly needed, and a People’s Vote is the best way to persuade European leaders to agree one.”