Since Brexit was triggered, the government faced pressure to include a meaningful vote for MPs on the final deal. As a result, on the 13th December 2017 a clause was introduced to the EU Withdrawal Bill confirming there would be a vote in Parliament on the final Brexit agreement.
And the vote happened! On 15th January 2019, MPs voted to reject the government’s deal on Brexit. It was quite a day. Subsequent attempts to get the deal through were also rejected in a parliamentary vote, so there is enough grounds to say this promise has been met. We will continue to monitor this promise against any further attempts to agree a deal with the EU before the extended deadline of 31st October, 2019. Follow this policy for updates.
Here’s the detail
- Brexit: Theresa May’s deal is voted down in historic Commons defeat – BBC
- Meaningful vote – Wikipedia
- Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU – BBC
- The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – Gov.uk
- The European Union (bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46885828Withdrawal) Bill – Wikipedia
- Brexit bill: Government loses key vote after Tory rebellion – BBC
- Brexit: Bill approved after May sees off rebellion – BBC