Government compromise on 'meaningful vote' avoids Brexit defeat

An issue paper published last week by the United Kingdom government which proposed keeping the whole of the United Kingdom - and not just Northern Ireland - in line with European Union regulations until a permanent future relationship can be negotiated, which it proposed would be 2021.

Pro-EU Conservative backbenchers warned the prime minister on Wednesday if she "goes back" on a vow made 24 hours earlier she could yet suffer a humiliating reverse on the EU Withdrawal Bill.

He has also urged Conservative pro-Remain MPs to "change the course of Brexit" and vote accordingly on a series of upcoming crunch votes in the lower house of parliament.

The issue of a "meaningful vote" is set to be a flashpoint in the Commons, with ministers seeking to overturn a Lords amendment which would give Parliament extensive powers to direct ministers how to proceed if a deal with Brussels is rejected by MPs or no deal is reached.

The spokesman added, following talks with the potential Tory rebels, the government would bring forward an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill, echoing Mr Grieve's, when it returns to the House of Lords on Monday. The "meaningful vote" amendment, which would assert Parliament's authority over the negotiations and effectively hand control to MPs, still represents an opportunity to turn the whole process on its head.

"We have not, and will not, agree to the House of Commons binding the government's hands in the negotiations".

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Opening the debate, Brexit Secretary David Davis insisted the government would abide by three principles to defend the will of the British people.

However, Devon Tory Sarah Wollaston signalled that she would back Mr Grieve's amendment. "Further amendments to the Brexit bill will be discussed today; but even after that I still do not see a clear path that will satisfy both sides of the party, the Brexiteers and the Remainers, sufficiently so as not to topple the government and that will also seem acceptable to the European Union", says Esther Maria Reichelt, an analyst at Commerzbank. Similarly, the House of Commons also defeated an attempt by some government and opposition MPs to remove the "exit date" from the withdrawal bill.

The bloc's Brexit negotiators have published an analysis of the Prime Minister's plans which suggests strongly that they will not be accepted.

Theresa May's Janus-faced promise on a "meaningful vote" may have averted a defeat.

"Where some of its most senior people who hold the greatest offices of state, at every twist and turn, when our Prime Minister moves towards securing a Brexit that will serve everybody in our country, the softest, most sensible Brexit, both publicly and privately they undermine her and scupper her attempts".

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