Europe

On Wednesday, Labour selected Brexit as the topic for Opposition Day.

Labour tabled a motion asking the government to set out their Brexit policy before triggering Article 50 to leave the EU. (https://goo.gl/yicGlE)

I agree with this.

The Labour Whip instructed Labour MPs to vote for a Tory amendment which called for Article 50 to be invoked by 31st March 2017. We do not yet know the government’s negotiating position.

I strongly disagree with this. I did not follow the Labour Whip and voted against the Tory amendment.

The Amendment was passed 461-89 by a large majority.

73.1% of those who voted in the EU referendum in Liverpool Riverside voted to remain.

This is not a binding vote. It is an expression of opinion by the House of Commons. It is, nevertheless, important in current circumstances.