'EU knows there's a House of Commons majority ready to vote to block Brexit', says George Galloway

'EU knows there's a House of Commons majority ready to vote to block Brexit', says George Galloway

The Government was defeated in a critical vote on the EU Withdrawal bill last week

Monday, December 18, 2017

George Galloway has said the Brexit negotiations can only be "unutterably awful" in the wake of the Government's loss in Parliament last week. 

The Conservative Party was defeated in a critical vote on the EU Withdrawal bill in the House of Commons. 

An amendment tabled by Dominic Grieve to grant MPs a meaningful vote on the terms of the final deal with the EU was passed with the support of Tory rebels. 

Our host said this defeat demonstrated a damning reality to EU officials.

George said: "The EU now knows there is a majority in the House of Commons ready to vote to block Brexit.

"There’s a very big majority in the Commons which doesn’t want Brexit, but they were scared to say so, to act in accordance with those beliefs.

"Now they’re not, because once you’ve rebelled, because you’ve tasted the nectar of defeating your own government, more and more Conservatives will be ready to rebel. 

"The European Union bureaucracy now has a rock solid reason for making the terms of the negotiations so deleterious, so gravely damaging to us, the better to ensure the House of Commons rejects it when it comes back and throws the whole thing up into the air, if not the very long grass. 

"It’s my take [that] the narrow defeat of the government in the House of Commons this week means the negotiations that lie ahead can only be unutterably awful."

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