Lord Heseltine has rightly been sacked from his advisory role to the Tory government after rebelling over Brexit last night, says West Midlands MEP James Carver.
The 83-year-old former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister made a rare speech in the chamber backing the demand for a parliamentary vote on the final deal to be written into Brexit legislation.
Mr Carver said: “The PM was right to get rid of him for his antagonistic behaviour, but although the amendment was passed, it will be reversed next Monday in the Commons.
“That, along with the Lords’ amendment to guarantee the rights of EU nationals in the UK, will be overturned because at least the Commons understand the will of the people must be carried out and will pass the Bill unamended.
“Negotiations can then start on a level playing field and with no fear of EU bully boy tactics.”
Lib Dem Lord Newby’s last-minute attempt to scupper the Bill entirely by proposing that the House “declines to allow the bill to pass” was a shameful move which not even Lord Heseltine had the gall to back.