McFadden – Davis comments show Government wants a rubber stamp for MPs, not a meaningful say

 

 

MPs may not get a final vote on the Brexit deal negotiated by the Government until Britain has left the EU, David Davis said today at a meeting of the Exiting the EU Select Committee.

Commenting, Pat McFadden MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“The Secretary of State’s statement that Parliament may not get a vote on the final deal until after March 2019 cuts the feet from under any meaningful Parliamentary role in this process. Leavers campaigned for Brexit in the name of Parliamentary sovereignty and are now terrified of Parliament. 

“The Government wants a blank cheque for whatever Brexit deal it manages to reach with no meaningful way for MPs to represent the interests of the public because the deal – or even no deal – will be decided before parliament gets a chance to express its view. This isn’t a meaningful say. It’s an after-the-fact rubber stamp.”

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