The House of Commons has voted yesterday to reject the Lords Amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill on the meaningful vote. During the debate Bill Cash made the following intervention:
Sir William Cash: There is just one fundamental point that I would like to make about this debate, which is that the decision that was taken in the European Union Referendum Act 2015—by six to one in the primacy of this House of Commons and in the House of Lords, which endorsed it—was to accept that the people of this country, not 650 Members of Parliament, would make the decision in the referendum. I need say only one word about this: our constitutional arrangements in this country operate under a system of parliamentary government, not government by Parliament. You can read the full debate here.
In the meantime, the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was finally approved, which represents a significant step towards Brexit.