UK Parliament to be given final vote on Brexit conditions

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 07:55:59 AM. British Parliament will be given the opportunity to vote on any final EU divorce conditions.
Photo: The UK Government said the agreement will only hold if Parliament approves it. (Flickr: Pedro Szekely, file) Brexit Minister David Davis has announced British Parliament will today be given the opportunity to debate, scrutinise, and vote on any final EU divorce conditions, offering a concession to Conservative Party rebels. Prime Minister Theresa May is currently under pressure to offer a "meaningful vote" on any deal for Britain's departure from the European Union after months of unfruitful negotiations and Brexit talks. Members of her own party are willing to vote against the Government to stymie a bill which Ms May maintains is required to sever ties with the bloc. "I can now confirm that once we've reached an agreement we will bring forward a specific piece of primary legislation to implement that agreement," Mr Davis told Parliament. "This also means that Parliament will be given time to debate, scrutinise and vote on the final agreement we strike with the European Union. "This agreement will only hold if Parliament approves it." Ms May's blueprint for Britain's exit from the EU faces a crucial test starting on Tuesday (local time), when MPs will debate the EU withdrawal bill that she says is crucial to give companies confidence the rules will not change after Brexit. Decision shows 'what a sham offer this is': Opposition Politicians have proposed 186 pages of amendments to the bill, which largely "copy and paste" EU rules and regulations into British law but...Read more
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