'That's not a choice, it's a threat' - Twitter shares views on David Davis' offer of a Brexit final deal vote

'That's not a choice, it's a threat' - Twitter shares views on David Davis' offer of a Brexit final deal vote

The Brexit Secretary made the concession to placate potential Tory rebels

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

David Davis has been criticised for his offer of a final Parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal, as Parliament gears up to debate another crucial piece of legislation pertaining to Britain's departure from the European Union.

The EU (Withdrawal) Bill, which has been dubbed 'the Great Repeal Bill' and maps out the process for transferring EU laws onto the British statute book, returns to the Commons today [Tuesday November 14].

The bill will be debated for eight days during the committee stage, with lawmakers deciding on a series of amendments put forward by deputy speaker Lindsay Hoyle. Hundreds of amends have reportedly been tabled by rebel Tories and opposition MPs.

In an attempt to head of any rebellion, Davis has announced that MPs will get a vote on a new piece of legislation, the Withdrawal Agreement and Implementation Bill, which will pass Brexit into law.

The bill will give lawmakers the chance to vote on the final Brexit deal agreed with Brussels. However Davis also that the UK will still exit the EU even if MPs vote down the agreement - meaning Britain could be faced with leaving the bloc without a deal.

The olive branch has been widely attacked by critics, who view it as a cop-out which doesn't go far enough to assuage people's concerns. Some also suggested Davis' proposal is nothing more than a 'take it or leave it' offer which doesn't allow a proper debate on the final agreement.

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