The UK Government lost a key vote in the House of Commons by 309 to 305 on Amendment 7, which was supported by Na –h-Eileanan an Iar MP Angus Brendan MacNeil and his SNP colleagues at Westminster.

The amendment now passed will ensure that MPs will have a legal guarantee of a vote on the final Brexit deal struck with Brussels.

Isles MP, Angus Brendan MacNeil, who delivered a speech on Amendment 7 said:

“The actions of this Tory Government is akin to setting sail on the Titanic and refusing to take a lifeboat.

“This is a Laurel and Hardy Brexit – it is a fine mess and all due to vanity.

“I was pleased to have had the opportunity to speak on Amendment 7 at Westminster yesterday evening and to vote for the amendment which will now give MPs a meaningful vote on the Brexit deal.

“Ultimately, like going to court over Article 50, this was a stupid fight for the Government to get into. They should simply have accepted it and not embarrassed themselves with last night’s defeat, it was needless but such is the control freakery of Theresa May’s Government these things happen from time to time.”

EU withdrawal bill 13 Dec 2017