Pro-Europe MPs In Uproar At Brexit Amendment Offer
London, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 15th Jun, 2018 ) :Pro-European lawmakers in Britain on Thursday branded as "unacceptable" a compromise amendment to Prime Minister Theresa May's flagship Brexit legislation, casting fresh doubt on her fraught EU exit strategy.
It would give them a vote on only a "neutral" motion confirming that they have considered an unamendable statement by a minister on the issue.
"It is unacceptable in my view," leading pro-EU Tory Dominic Grieve told Britain's Press Association.
"It totally negates the point of the amendment, which was to give MPs a say." He added that the final text of the amendment, which had been tabled in the House of Lords at the last possible moment, had been changed from wording which he believed had been earlier agreed.
Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer said the amendment was "not good enough".
"Parliament cannot -- and should not -- accept it." But a spokesperson for the Department for Exiting the EU insisted it had "listened" to the rebels' concerns in the amendment and given MPs the chance to vote under several different scenarios.
The legislation would formally end Britain's membership of the bloc and transfer more than 40 years of European law on to the British statute books.