LONDON — David Davis has announced that Parliament will be given the right to vote down a final Brexit deal.
The Brexit Secretary told MPs on Monday afternoon that any final deal reached with the EU at the end of Article 50 negotiations will be put to Parliament in the form of primary legislation.
This means MPs will debate the final deal and then vote on whether to either accept or reject it.
Speaking on Monday, Davis said:
“Once we have reached an agreement we will now bring forward a specific piece of primary legislation to implement that agreement, this will be known as the withdrawal agreement and implementation bill.
“This confirms that the major policy set out in the withdrawal agreement will be directly implemented into UK law by primary legislation.
“This also means that parliament will be given time to debate, scrutinise and vote on the final agreement we strike with the EU. This agreement will only hold if parliament approves it.”
In practice, the legislation means that Parliament will at the end of the Brexit process have the c
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