The ayes to the right, 202! The noes... order! The ayes to the right, 202! The noes to the left, 432!
So the noes have it! The noes have it! Unlock!
Mr Speaker. Mr Speaker, the House has spoken and the government will listen. It is clear that the House does not support this deal. But tonight's vote tells us nothing about what it does support, nothing about how... nothing about how or even if it intends to honour the decision the British people took in a referendum parliament decided to hold. And people, particularly EU citizens who've made their home here, and UK citizens living in the EU, deserve clarity on these questions as soon as possible. We will therefore, make a statement about the way forward and table an amendable motion by Monday.
The secondary assurance is to the British people who voted to leave the European Union in the referendum two and a half years ago. I became prime minister immediately after that referendum. I believe it's my duty to deliver on their instruction. And I intend to do so.
Every day that passes without this issue being resolved means more uncertainty, more bitterness, and more rancour. The government have heard, has heard what the House has said tonight. But I ask members on all sides of the House to listen to the British people who want this issue settled, and to work with the government to do just that!