Remain MP Dominic Grieve has said he is satisfied with the Government's concession of a final 'take it or leave it' vote on the Brexit deal, despite critics suggesting it will be meaningless.
Last night, after a Labour amendment to the Article 50 bill prompted a rebellion by seven Tory MPs, the Government agreed to offer lawmakers a final vote on the deal Theresa May secures from Brussels.
Many have suggested this is barely a climbdown at all, given MPs and peers will have no say during the negotiations themselves.
However Grieve, a former attorney general, was defiant in his interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer, saying "in the circumstances [the final vote] is as much as one could reasonable expect."
Ahead of tonight's final vote on the bill to trigger Article 50, which is almost certain to result in a victory for the Government, Grieve said the UK needs "good governance" as it begins the Brexit negotiations.
He added: "Brexit raises a serious risk, not just for the Tories but the whole country. It is a serious diversion from day-to-day issues, and will be for years to come.
"So we’re [Conservative MPs] aware the country needs governance. It needs good governance in challenging circumstances."