Parliament is to be given a take-it-or leave-it vote on the final Brexit deal before the UK leaves the EU.
Brexit Secretary David Davis said the terms of the UK’s exit, such as money, citizen rights and any transition must become law via a new Act of Parliament. This is a big concession to potential rebels.
The UK is due to leave the EU in March 2019, regardless of the vote.
David Davis did say:
“There cannot be any doubt that Parliament will be intimately involved at every stage,” and
“This means that Parliament will be given time to scrutinise, debate and vote on the final deal we strike with the EU.”
Labour’s Keir Starmer, the Shadow Brexit Secretary said it was a:
“Significant climbdown from a weak government on the verge of defeat.”
“With less than 24 hours before they had to defend their flawed bill to Parliament, they have finally backed down.”
“However, like everything with this government, the devil will be in the detail.”