British parliament to have final say over Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May dealt blow after MPs vote for amendment to Brexit bill on Wednesday 

British parliament to have final say over Brexit deal

World Bulletin / News Desk

British lawmakers have passed an amendment to a much debated European Union Withdrawal Bill, which gives the parliament legal guarantee of a vote on the final Brexit deal.

MPs voted 309 to 305 in favor of an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill, dealing Prime Minister Theresa May a major blow ahead of an EU summit.

The government has warned before the vote Wednesday evening that such a move would slow down a delivery of a smooth departure from the bloc.

According to the amendment, the final deal that will be reached over Brexit with the EU, will need a final approval from the House of Commons.  

May will join the leaders of the EU and 27 remaining members Thursday in Brussels at a summit, where the bloc is expected to announce the start of the second phase of the Brexit negotiations.

A deal to move the talks to the next stage, in which the future trade relations between parties will be discussed, was struck between the U.K. and EU last week, following a delay caused by Northern Ireland’s unionists.

The U.K. is set to leave the bloc in March 2019, ending its 44-year long membership.

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