Supporting Labour in Barnsley

By Peter Edwards

labour-and-brexitLabour today tabled a series of amendment to the government bill which, if passed, will begin the process of Britain’s departure from the EU.

Jeremy Corbyn and Keir Starmer have published their planned changes to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill which are:

  • Allow a meaningful vote in Parliament on the final Brexit deal. Labour’s amendment would ensure that the House of Commons has the first say on any proposed deal and that the consent of parliament would be required before the deal is referred to the European Council and parliament.
  • Establish a number of key principles the government must seek to negotiate during the process, including protecting workers’ rights, securing full tariff and impediment free access to the single market.
  • Ensure there is robust and regular parliamentary scrutiny by requiring the secretary of state to report to the Commons at least every two…

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