With Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal rejected by 230 votes – the largest defeat for a sitting government in history – Jill says: “This would have been the worst deal in our country’s history, and was quite rightly rejected. No deal was always going to be better than this deal proposed by Theresa May.
“It’s time now for our parliamentarians to restore faith in our democracy by honouring the wishes of the 17.4 million people who voted to leave the EU.
“Politicians are at pains to state that they respect the will of the people – well, now is the time for them to prove it with actions, and not just words.
“After sustaining the biggest defeat by a sitting Government in our history, I believe Theresa May must question her position.
“The public voted for a true, sincere Brexit, and to achieve that we need a genuine Brexiteer to lead from the front.
“Any negotiated future with the EU must be to the benefit of the UK, both economically and politically. We need to be friends and allies, but not with an open cheque book.
“And we cannot carry on allowing out of touch elitist dictators to call the shots and give so little back to the UK.
“When we leave the European Union, the contributions we current make will be able to be redirected in so many ways to help our suffocating public services.”