David Davis says parliament vote can not reverse Brexit

Former Home Secretary Amber Rudd has issued a joint statement with Brexiteer Iain Duncan Smith

Former Home Secretary Amber Rudd has issued a joint statement with Brexiteer Iain Duncan Smith

However one amendment - Dominic Grieve's call for a meaningful vote - is looking increasingly well-supported, not least by Phillip Lee, the former youth justice minister who resigned this morning over the government's handling of Brexit. Junior Minister quit the government so he could back the veto proposal. But a government official said they had just agreed to open talks on the basis of the rebel amendment.

Mr. Lee resigned from the Ministry of Justice to back the amendment, saying parliament should be able to direct the government to change course.

Phillip Lee accused the government of trying to limit parliament's role in shaping Britain's departure from the European Union and said the government's Brexit strategy was detrimental to the British people.

Will that knowledge mean a softer Brexit strategy will now emerge?

Mr Corbyn's frontbench has already tabled amendments to the bill - as an alternative to one added by the Lords - aimed at delivering the same benefits as single market membership.

It is believed the deal will see parliament playing a bigger role in Brexit negotiations if there is no deal by November 30 this year.

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Remain-supporting Conservative MPs had threatened to defeat the government on an amendment to the bill which would have given Parliament a wide-ranging veto to May's Brexit deal, or even force a second referendum. The Daily Express featured the British flag as its front page with the headline: "Ignore the will of the people at your peril".

LONDON - Theresa May has narrowly avoided a humiliating parliamentary defeat on Brexit after making a major concession to Conservative rebels which could hand MPs an effective veto on her Brexit deal. "I can not support the government's decision to oppose this amendment because doing so breaches such fundamental principles of human rights and parliamentary sovereignty", he said.

The shock move came as the Prime Minister warned senior ministers in her Cabinet that defeat on a series of Lords amendments over the next two days would undermine the Government and make negotiations with Brussels harder.

"A vote between bad and worse is not a meaningful vote". "The end of March 2019, we leave the E.U. Full stop".

Speaking to a packed meeting of Tory MPs - including Chancellor Philip Hammond, Brexit Secretary David Davis and Environment Secretary Michael Gove - May said: "We must think about the message Parliament will send to the European Union this week".

Another key vote is on keeping the United Kingdom in European Economic Area, but the proposal has little chance of making it through as Labour is likely to tell its MPs to abstain on the vote.

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