LGBT activists reacted on Brexit vote defeat


LGBT+ campaigners and allies have reacted after Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected by 230 votes, which was called the biggest governmental defeat in British history. Guardian columnist and LGBT+ rights activist Owen Jones posted: “Theresa May’s deal has been crushed in Parliament by 230 votes, the biggest defeat suffered by a government in the history of British democracy,” adding that May should resign. Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, however, argued that a snap general election would probably result in a Labor defeat, referring to the YouGov poll. Liberal Democrats leader Vince Cable, an outspoken supporter of LGBT+ rights, has called for a second referendum on whether the UK should leave the EU, following the defeat of May’s Brexit deal in parliament. The Scottish National Party (SNP), however, issued a statement saying it supports Labor’s tabled vote of no confidence in the government.


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