Umunna – Davis has had to recognise “Brexit is not a done deal”

David Davis, the Brexit Secretary, this morning gave evidence to the Commons Brexit Committee in which he admitted that the Government would have to respect any decision by Parliament to reject or amend any legislation or motion the Government might bring forward on the final Brexit deal.

Commenting, Chuka Umunna MP, a leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

“David Davis has opened the door to Parliament agreeing to the demand that we get a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.

“His admission that the Government will have to respect any decision by Parliament to amend any motion or legislation on the final Brexit deal makes it clear that while Brexit is a big deal, it’s not a done deal.

“Now that a member of the Cabinet has told Parliament that MPs have the power to order a People’s Vote, the Government have finally recognised their previous claim that MPs only have a choice between their deal and no deal is dead and buried.

“Brexit is too important to be left to 650 MPs at Westminster - the 65 million people of the UK deserve to be heard too.

“There has never been a more important moment for the people to make their voice heard and to demand a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal.”

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