Will Theresa May have the last say on Brexit or Parliament? EU Withdrawal Bill

The House of Lords voted in favour of a new amendment for the ‘meaningful vote’, which was passed by 354 votes to 235. Ministers tabled an amendment that would mean a vote only on a neutral motion, which would give MPs no power to halt a cliff-edge Brexit.

Under the new amendment, ministers must update parliament by 21 January 2019 if there is no prospect of a deal with the EU and then have two weeks to return to the House of Commons with a statement on how the government plans to proceed. MPs would then be given a vote on whether to approve the action in statement.

 

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