Tuesday 26 March 2019 / 9:42 AM Brexit / Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn’s point of order after the passing of an amendment for indicative votes

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, commenting in the House of Commons on the passing of Oliver Letwin’s amendment calling for indicative votes on the next steps for Brexit, said:

“Mr Speaker, I would like to congratulate the House for taking control.

“The Government’s approach has been an abject failure and this House must now find a solution.

“So I pay tribute to the Hon member for West Dorset, and the member for Leeds Central, and others, who have worked to achieve tonight’s result.

“The Government must take this process seriously. We do not know what the House will decide on Wednesday. But I know there are many members of this House who have been working for alternative solutions, and we must debate those to find a consensus.

“And this House must also consider whether any deal should be put to the people for a confirmatory vote.

“Where this Government has failed, this House must, and I believe will, succeed.”