The amendment that had the most potential to cause chaos for the Government was clause 43, tabled by the Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, which called for a second public referendum before Brexit finally happens.
The Prime Minister has already agreed that Parliament will get a vote on the final deal before it goes to the European Parliament for ratification, but Mr Farron had argued that a referendum on the deal was vital to stop Britain going “over the cliff”.
Just 33 MPs backed Mr Farron’s proposal as the amendment was crushed by a majority of 307.
Still the Lords to go of course but given that Parliament really is sovereign that would seem to be the end of that, no?
Unless, and perish the very thought of it, sovereign is here meant to mean “doing as I wish”.