Labour’s Peers in debating the Article 50 bill have voted down an amendment to stay in the single market, because it seems they want to prioritise immigration controls and the “will of the people”.

Adam Bienkov writing in Business Insider, says Labour’s Brexit spokesperson Baroness Hayter said that voting otherwise would have defied the will of the people on immigration. She told the House that accepting the single market amendment would be acting,

… as if the referendum had not happened and the result was not for leaving.


We cannot simply airbrush free movement from the referendum decision,

NB I have not checked the accuracy of the quotes in Hansard, but I agree this is shameful.



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