“The Government’s proposed Withdrawal Agreement Bill is totally insufficient”

Commenting on today’s announcement by the Secretary of State for the EU, David Davis, that any Brexit Withdrawal Agreement will be brought before Parliament as a piece of primary legislation, Chuka Umunna MP, Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on EU Relations, said:

“David Davis’ announcement just now that there will be an Act of Parliament to approve a final EU deal is totally insufficient: he gave no guarantee of a meaningful vote before 29 March 2019 and this doesn’t cover the event of there being no deal.

“Clearly this is an attempt to see off amendments that go much further than David Davis on a ‘meaningful vote’ – it is vital the EU Withdrawal Bill is amended to provide for a proper, not a fake, meaningful vote before any exit day.”