Britain’s parliament must have a vote on an eventual agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union on leaving the bloc, said a senior lawmaker who is chairman of parliament’s Brexit committee.
Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will invoke Article 50 by the end of March next year, starting a two-year divorce procedure. She has said parliament will debate the government’s plans but has ruled out a vote on triggering the divorce.
Hilary Benn, an opposition Labour Party lawmaker who will chair a newly formed committee set up to scrutinise government policy on leaving the EU, said on Thursday that it was “inconceivable” that lawmakers would not have a vote on the UK’s final EU exit deal.
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