THE last month in Parliament has been a national embarrassment.

When Theresa May pulled the vote on her Brexit deal, she only delayed losing this vital vote. The truth must not be forgotten. No matter the Brexit, any Brexit will leave the UK weakened and the public poorer.

For the livelihoods of people right across Andover and North West Hampshire, there is no deal better than the deal we currently have as EU members.

The Liberal Democrats are the only major party that believes Britain is stronger inside the EU. We respect the results of the 2016 Referendum and believe that the final decision rests with the People.

In two years, May’s government has produced a plan which has all the disadvantages of remaining, with all the disadvantages of leaving. May’s deal is bad for the NHS, bad for British jobs and leaves the UK a rule taker not a rule maker. It is a deal nobody voted for and nobody wants.

Meanwhile, Corbyn has been singularly silent and ineffective. At a time when services are stretched to breaking-point and beyond and the Government should be funding more nurses, teachers and police officers, we are facing an economic bombshell due to Brexit. Liberal Democrats demand better.

The only escape from this Tory mess is to give the People the final say. We have therefore led the fight to give the final say to the people, with a clear option to stay in the EU.

Irrespective of the vote on Tuesday January 15, we will still be in a mess.

If Parliament cannot get its act together then we need to go back to the People.

Luigi Gregori, Charlton Road, Andover