Responding to the Government defeat in the House of Lords, Richard Tice, Co-Chair of Leave Means Leave, commented:
“It is disappointing, but unsurprising, that unelected members of the House of Lords have continued in their quest to delay, dilute and disrupt Brexit, with damaging measures that affect the poorest in the UK most of all.
“The measure to compel the Prime Minister to keep the UK in a customs union with the EU is particularly outrageous, explicitly going against Government policy as approved in the Commons votes last year.
“Keeping the UK in a customs union with the EU handcuffs us to a protectionist bloc that means higher food and clothing prices for the poorest families across the UK; rich, elitist peers should be ashamed of themselves.
“We hope that members of the House of Commons remember who their masters are – the British electorate – and duly overturn these obstructive Lords amendments.”