It is “very likely” that Parliament will have a vote on the final Brexit deal negotiated by the Government, one of its senior lawyers has said. Today, James Eadie QC, acting for the Government in the High Court, said: “The Government view at the moment is it is very likely that any such agreement will be subject to ratification.” Responding, a Downing Street spokesperson said: “It is the government view that is being represented.”
Commenting for the Open Britain campaign, Neil Carmichael MP said:
“It’s an encouraging sign that the Government has agreed to give Parliament a say on the final terms of Brexit. While it is hard to see how they could avoid doing so, this is a victory for all those who believe in the right of Parliament to represents the interests of our constituents in this vital matter.
“But there must be a role of Parliament before the end of the negotiations. The best place to start would be for the Government to commit to a debate and a vote in the House of Commons on the Government’s principles for the upcoming negotiations before they trigger Article 50.”