“This brings readers back to the question, are the events that have ensued worth it? The answer remains to be seen, and until the will of the people has been implemented, it will stay this way. “
“Parliamentary votes in exchange for cash doesn’t solve any of the major debates that now surround the Brexit deal, such as the Irish border, freedom of movement or membership of the customs union. Labour MPs who would accept such an arrangement should understand that their compliance would allow these debates to be avoided and a botched deal to be passed through parliament at a vital point in British politics.”
“Over the last two years, British politics has found itself in a dishonourable state of hypocrisy: the people who wagged their finger at David Cameron for resigning after the referendum are the same people who would have pushed for his resignation, had he not done so himself. Had the remain campaign won the Brexit referendum in 2016, they would be hailing democracy as a righteous and fair phenomenon- instead of insisting on a second referendum, hoping to get a different ‘democratic’ result.”
"Exactly why there is such controversy over the sovereignty of Parliament raises a number of worrying questions for our democracy, particularly in light of the list of parliamentarians who voted against Amendment 7." Read more about the Government's defeat on the amendment, and what this says about the future of parliamentary sovereignty here.