“Dark day for the mother of parliaments as Labour rebels hand Tory Govt sweeping powers.”

Commenting following the vote on the second reading of the EU Cllr. Allan Knox leader of Ribble Valley Lib Dems said:

“This Bill will hand the government unprecedented new powers. MPs, especially those who campaigned to leave the EU on the basis of ‘taking back control’ for our parliament, should be ashamed. They have abdicated their responsibility to scrutinise legislation and relinquished parliamentary sovereignty to Theresa May’s unrepresentative cabal.

“This is a dark day for the mother of parliaments. The Liberal Democrats will fight to amend the bill in Committee to stop this affront to democracy.”

“Labour rebels have handed the government sweeping anti-democratic powers. A significant number walked hand in hand with the Tories and have given the government extreme powers not seen since the Middle Ages.

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