by Anna Soubry MP
"This week the House of Lords will debate a proposal to give MPs a proper vote on the outcome of the Brexit talks, regardless of their result.
The Prime Minister has said Parliament will vote on any deal agreed with the EU, but at present, if there is no deal there will be no vote.
It means that if the talks fail and we leave with nothing – an outcome described by many as ‘falling off a cliff’ – there is nothing Parliament or anyone else can do about it.
To many of us, it seems a matter of common sense that MPs should have a say on this. It is even more important that Parliament is consulted if we don’t get a deal than if we do."