Andrew Pierce is Leading Britain's Conversation.
1 March 2017, 20:41
Farage: Theresa May Must Take The Moral High Ground Over Lords Defeat
Nigel Farage urges Theresa May to accept the Government's House of Lords defeat and take the moral high ground.
The Government has been defeated over its Brexit bill in the House of Lords, but Nigel Farage feels Theresa May should accept the result.
In total, 358 peers voted for a Labour amendment which says ministers should guarantee the rights of EU nationals in the UK after Brexit.
Speaking on his LBC show shortly after the result, Nigel Farage said it was time the prime minister took the moral high ground.
“None of us who fought this referendum did so to say we should retrospectively change the law on people's rights who come to the country legally," he said.
“Yes I think we let too many people in, but we did it legally that's the point. It would be an outrage to suggest that somehow you came legally and a country like us is retrospectively going to change the law.
“I think the government got this one wrong I think rather than this being a bargaining chip this actually is where she should go in next Thursday and claim the moral high ground.”