Tuesday, 11 October 2016

The Independent: Labour demands parliamentary vote on Theresa May's 'hard Brexit' negotiation plan

The Independent: Labour demands parliamentary vote on Theresa May's 'hard Brexit' negotiation plan


Labour has backed a plan for a parliamentary vote on the terms of Brexit negotiations, in a move that could sink the Government’s plans for a so-called “hard Brexit”.

Keir Starmer, the party’s shadow Brexit Secretary, said the “opening terms” of negotiations should be put to the Commons and voted on, warning that Theresa May was trying to “maneuver without any scrutiny in Parliament”.

The call comes after a cross-party alliance of MPs including Tories, Labour, SNP, and Green members joined forces to demand a vote on any plan to leave the single market – or the “hard Brexit”.

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