13 Nov 2017

Parliament to vote on Brexit deal

Political Editor

In a major concession by the government, MPs and peers will get to debate and vote on a special bill setting out all the terms of Brexit including the transition period and key issues like citizens’ rights when they are finally agreed. Labour’s Keir Starmer called it a “significant climbdown from a weak government on the verge of defeat”. But the Brexit Secretary David Davis also confirmed that if MPs vote against that bill, Britain would leave without any deal at all.