Following Theresa May’s Brexit deal defeat North East Independent MEP Jonathan Arnott said, “The British government has today gone down to the biggest defeat of any government in British history, on the most critical issue of our generation.
“This should be a huge win for those of us who recognise the massive failings of Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement, but it is difficult to be too optimistic right now.
“Anti-democracy forces are absolutely determined to subvert the will of the people, as expressed in one European election, one referendum and two General Elections.
“The coming weeks will be pivotal in determining whether or not the British people succeed in regaining the freedom that they voted for. Those weeks will determine whether we can still, in any meaningful sense, call our system of government democratic.”