UK Parliament To Vote On Final Brexit Bill

Parliament hears the statement from David Davis

"For months, Labour has been calling on ministers to guarantee parliament a final say on the withdrawal agreement".

Before Remainers get the prosecco out, it's worth noting that Davis said in the event of a "no deal" scenario, MPs and peers would not have any vote as there would not be anything to have a bill based on.

Tory backbencher Heidi Allen branded Mr Davis's plan "pointless" as she also highlighted the Government's intention to alter legislation to state Britain's membership of the European Union will formally end at 11pm on 29 March, 2019.

"It is clear that we need to take further steps to provide clarity and certainty both in the negotiations and at home regarding the implementation of any agreement into United Kingdom law", said Davis, outlining the plans for legislation.

MP's will be facing eight days in the committee starting on Tuesday, where they will spend eight hours a day debating each of the proposed amendments.

Its introduction had been delayed as ministers held talks with Tory critics, and Mr Davis will hope that his concession will take the sting out of any potential rebellion.

Labour's Keir Starmer called it a "significant climbdown from a weak government on the verge of defeat".

However, critics pointed out that Parliament would not get a say if negotiations with Brussels ended in failure.

But despite her Brexit Seceretary David Davis and the EU's chief negotiator meeting several times for talks many on the continent think there is still some way to go until they can move on.

Opposition MPs and Tory rebels have been demanding such a concession.

The Polish leader Beata Szydlo said her country is keen to avoid a "crisis" in the negotiations but doubts whether a breakthrough can be made in the limited time before the December summit.

However, the offer was immediately attacked by both Labour and Conservative politicians, who expressed anger that it did not give parliament any say in the case of a no-deal Brexit. The Withdrawal Agreement and Implementation Bill, will cover areas including citizens rights, the European Union divorce bill and whether there will be a transition period.

Why did they change their minds?

Ten Conservative MPs had signed an amendment insisting the promised "meaningful vote" had to take the form of standalone legislation, threatening the Government with possible defeat.

It had also been argued that withdrawal had to be enshrined in a separate Act to make it waterproof from legal challenge.

Soubry told the Guardian: "The government is preparing for a hard Brexit - no deal".

What if it was voted down?

May's minister was forced to back down fewer than 24 hours before the Commons is due to debate the EU Withdrawal bill and amid mounting pressure from Tory backbenchers and Labour.

What if there's no deal?

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