Keir Starmer, Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union: “Whatever comes out of the negotiations, this House voted last night that Parliament should have a meaningful vote, enshrined in law, at the end of the process.
That was a humiliating and entirely avoidable defeat for the Government.
This House now having spoken, will the Secretary of State give an assurance that the Government will not seek to undermine or overturn last night’s result on Report?”
Starmer: “That was not the basis upon which the debate was conducted yesterday, so we will obviously have to come back to that.
The next accident waiting to happen is Government amendment 381, which seeks to put a fixed exit date on the face of the Bill.
Rather than repeat last night’s debacle, will the Government commit to dropping that ill-conceived gimmick?”