David Davis claims Brexit will happen even if MPs vote against it

David Davis claims Brexit will happen even if MPs vote against it

The Brexit secretary, David Davis

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Brexit Secretary David Davis has said Britain is leaving the European Union even if MPs vote against the deal put forward by Theresa May.

Yesterday Mrs May mapped out her strategy for Brexit, and promised that the deal she obtains from Brussels will be put to a Parliamentary vote - marking a u-turn from her previous comments on the issue.

A number of MPs have already said they will vote against Brexit, in accordance with either their own principles or the wishes of their constituents.

However Davis has responded by saying MPs "won’t vote [Brexit] down. This negotiation will succeed.”

The Conservative lawmaker added: “At the end of two years we will have our deals. What may take longer is implementation.

“There are lots and lots of countries who are very keen to do deals with us.”