UKIP Leader on Withdrawal Agreement rejection

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Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement has been rejected in the House of Commons by a margin of 230.

UKIP Leader Gerard Batten said,

"This result is no surprise for anyone. With her agreement, Theresa May achieved what was thought to be impossible - the unity of Leavers and Remainers in opposition to her plan. Only Mrs May's most ardent supporters could have supported it.

"We now enter a deeply uncertain period as the political establishment continue their project of stopping Brexit. Mrs May and Parliament have brought about the greatest constitutional crisis since 1642. They have done all they can to thwart Brexit and we are now back to square one.

"UKIP stands alone as the only major party committed to leaving the European Union and we are prepared to continue the fight for Brexit whatever may come."