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A vote to trigger Article 50 was not a vote for no deal

My fellow MPs and I sanctioned no such thing but hardline Leavers are distorting the truth  

By Antoinette Sandbach  

MPs voted to start the timer—but did they sanction leaving on WTO terms?

The most remarkable aspect of Brexit is the hardening of public and political opinion, on both sides. Whereas once parliament could unite to support the bill giving the government the power to invoke Article 50 by 498 votes to 114, now MPs cannot unite around a single position except that no deal is unacceptable.

As one of those 498, I look on with horror at how my vote to put the UK on the road to leaving with a deal…

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