EU Withdrawal bill: Government defeat 'doesn't damage Brexit process', says John Redwood MP

EU Withdrawal bill: Government defeat 'doesn't damage Brexit process', says John Redwood MP

John Redwood, the MP for Wokingham, spoke to Julia Harltey-Brewer about the Government's setback over the EU withdrawal bill

Thursday, December 14, 2017

John Redwood has said the defeat suffered by the Government will not damage the Brexit process. 

The Government suffered a major blow after an amendment to grant MPs a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal was pushed through on Wednesday night. 

The final arrangements with the EU will also now require a statute to come into effect. 

Redwood, the MP for Wokingham, said this was not overly significant. 

He told Julia Hartley-Brewer: “I don’t think it was very significant vote in terms of the bill or how Parliament would indeed express its views or control the Brexit process.

"One of the ironies last night was there was no fundamental disagreement.

"Those who opposed the government said they wanted to make sure Parliament would debate and vote on any agreement it might come to with its European partners. That’s always been government policy.

"It’s not the end of the bill; it doesn’t do any damage to the Brexit process.”

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