It is deeply disappointing that the government has denied the British people, through Parliament, greater oversight over the Brexit negotiations and refused to guarantee the rights of EU citizens, who have made their lives in the UK.
We will continue to demand that the stress they, and British citizens living in the EU, are being put under is ended, and they are given the right to remain.
Article 50 is being triggered because of the result of the EU referendum.
But it is only the start of the process. Labour, at every stage, will challenge the government’s plans for a bargain basement Brexit with Labour’s alternative of a Brexit that puts jobs, living standards and rights first.
He could have opposed it by, should the Tories vote down all Labour amendments, telling Labour MPs to oppose the bill. Thus indicating the amendments were a priority that the Government should seek to accommodate or fear of a bumpy ride in the Brexit bill.
Guess the horse has bolted on that, though. Good rally.