Benji Hyer responds to listener Shona who feels that Brexit isn't about Parliament, and so the withdrawal vote only needs to be symbolic.
Parliament will be able to vote on a final deal with the European Union on the eve of Brexit. A big win, you may argue, for Parliamentary sovereignty and democracy, and for Gina Miller, who fought on these grounds. But David Davis confirmed that Britain will leave the EU without a deal if MPs vote down the final deal, a statement met with audible gasps in the House of Commons. Essentially, it will be too late to make any changes if the deal is not approved by Parliament, so in essence, it is it is not a meaningful vote, unless the government commits to extending Article 50 and going back to negotiating table in case of a no vote in order to improve the deal. Otherwise, we anticipate a situation whereby David Davis gets a poor deal, Parliament has to vote it through anyway or else the country faces the…
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