UK Parliament to vote on final Brexit deal before Britain leaves EU

The Prime Minister is holding talks with senior figures from European industry in Downing Street today

However, the Brexit secretary's announcement in the House of Commons in the last few minutes really matters.

Mr Davis confirmed MPs and peers will be given a take-it-or-leave-it choice on the Brexit deal, as he explained if Parliament rejects a withdrawal agreement, Britain will still leave the EU.

Labour described it as a "significant climbdown from a weak government on the verge of defeat".

Davis shocked the Commons this afternoon when he said MPs would be allowed to vote on a new law which included the terms of Britain's departure from the European Union, any transitional deal and an agreement on the rights of citizens from the bloc.

But Brexit Secretary David Davis said he is "quite certain" Ms May will remain Prime Minister at least throughout Brexit, dismissing the Government's recent series of crises as "flurries" and adding that all governments have "issues that come up and go".

Mr Davis told MPs: "I can now confirm that once we have reached an agreement we will bring forward a specific piece of primary legislation to implement the agreement". Tellingly, it comes as the government try to persuade Tory rebels to play ball over the EU Withdrawal Bill which returns to the House tomorrow - and this concession is aimed directly at an amendment to that nature from Dominic Grieve.

David Davis has announced that Parliament will be given the right to vote down a final Brexit deal.

The move comes ahead of a pivotal week for the Government's other key Brexit legislation, with more than 400 amendments tabled to the EU Withdrawal Bill - planned to convert EU law into United Kingdom law before March 2019 - ahead of its return to the House of Commons on Tuesday.

Chris Leslie, former shadow chancellor and leading supporter of Open Britain, said: "What could have been a very welcome concession by the government, instead looks like a sham that pretends to respect the sovereignty of parliament but falls well short of what is required".

But the Government's beefed-up promise for a parliamentary vote did not dispel concerns surrounding the EU Withdrawal Bill. "This agreement will only hold if parliament approves it". "They have finally backed down", he said. The timing is key here - but the government are unable to guarantee that it wouldn't be the day before Britain leaves as they can't say for sure when the negotiations will end. However, like everything with this government the devil will be in the detail.

The letter said: "Over recent weeks, it has become increasingly clear that you alone do not have the authority to deliver a transitional deal with Europe and to take the necessary steps to protect jobs and the economy".

Davis's move was seen as an attempted concession to Conservative rebels who may defy the government this week by voting against separate Brexit legislation transferring existing European Union laws to Britain.

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