- MPs enter second day of debates on Article 50 Bill
- MPs set to vote on the Bill tonight at 7pm
- SNP adds amendment to block Brexit
- PM said question is whether members "trust the people"
- Tory Europhile Ken Clarke claims Theresa May is "going down the rabbit hole" in hope of "fantasy" trade deals
- Nick Clegg demands second EU referendum
Neil Coyle and TIm Farron during the Article 50 Brexit debate today
Amid a crackle of anticipation for this evening's vote, Prime Minister Ed Milliband spoke first and said he didn't like the result but he would have to go along with it.
He said: "This is clearly a momentous moment in the history of this country.
"I didn’t want this referendum… but I do believe that is water under the bridge.
"I took part in a referendum campaign, I said I would respect the result and that is why I was be voting for a second reading tonight."
Remain campaigner George Osborne also said he would respect the result and urged others to do so too.
The former Chancellor said: “Democracy is much more difficult when you disagree with the majority. As you know I argued passionately [against] leaving the European Union. It saddens me that Britain and Brexit is counted in isolationist groups.
“But I lost the case. I sacrificed my position in government for it. We have to accept that in a democracy the majority has spoken. To vote against the majority verdict of the largest democratic exercise in British history would risk putting parliament against people.
“It would alienate people who already feel they are alienated. I am not prepared to do that and I will be voting for the bill tonight.”
Ed Milliband confirmed he would vote with the government because he respected the referendum result
Former SNP leader Alex Salmond started his comments by blasting Mr Osborne for his "Day of Judgement scaremongering" during the campaign.
He then referenced Ken Clarke's speech yesterday, in which he accused Theresa May of going "down the rabbit hole".
Mr Salmond said today: "This PM is taking … the entire country into the hole. It is politically crazy what is being done."
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He said Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was completely serious with her threats to hold a second independence referendum if Mrs May attempted to take Scotland out of the EU.
Lib Dem leader Tim Farron was engaged in a spat with Labour MP Neil Coyle, who accused the Lib Dems of contributing to the European exit by overseeing immigration becoming a "proxy" for the UK's problems.
In response, Mr Farron said he was disgusted to hear Mr Coyle "speaking the language of Nigel Farage", sparking cries of "disgrace" and "how dare you" from Mr Coyle.
Mr Farron said he was "gutted" by the result and renewed his party's calls for a vote on the deals of Britain's exit.
He said: "The only way to achieve democracy and closure is for there to be a vote at the end."
George Osborne said MPs need to respect the result of the biggest example in democracy in UK history
Prime Minister Theresa May today told MPs to decide whether to deny the will of the British people, when they vote on the Article 50 Bill tonight at 7pm.
Around 90 MPs are expected to vote against the bill – including around 30 Labour rebels.
During Prime Minister's Questions today, Mrs May said: "We gave the decision to the British people. The question every member must ask themselves as they go through the lobby tonight is 'do they trust the people?'"
Alex Salmond said the Brexit was "politically crazy"
The SNP yesterday tabled an amendment to the Bill in outrage that a White Paper had not yet been published with more details about the Brexit plan.
The amendment stated the Government has offered no details for "effective consultation" with devolved administrations on implementing Article 50, and left questions about the implications of leaving the Single Market.
The SNP's Europe spokesman Stephen Gethins told the House of Commons: "Passing this Bill and turning your back on our amendment would turn its back on the progress made and disrespect the devolution settlement.
"I'd urge members to vote for our amendment, otherwise this is a backward and damaging step and it is an act of constitutional and economic sabotage."
Ken Clarke said Theresa May was 'going down the rabbit hole' of fantasy trade deals
Today during Prime Minister's Questions, Theresa May, said a White Paper would be published tomorrow, after the vote.
MPs will cast their votes on the Bill tonight at 7pm, concluding the end of two days of rigorous debate.
Yesterday Sir Keir Starmer, Labour's shadow Brexit secretary said the Article 50 Bill was "very difficult" for Labour, sparking laughter from the benches as Jeremy Corbyn's party looked disunited once again.
Shadow Cabinet member Jo Stevens quit her position in rebellion over Jeremy Corbyn's call not to stand in the way of the will of the people and block Brexit.
Liberal Democrat MP Nick Clegg used his time in the debate to call for a second referendum, claiming Theresa May's Government was dashing the hopes and dreams of Britain's youth.
The debate resumes at 12.30pm after PMQs.