KYLE-WILSON AMENDMENT WOULD MAKE SURE JOHNSON CAN’T TAKE UK OUT OF EU WITH NO DEAL - People's Vote

KYLE-WILSON AMENDMENT WOULD MAKE SURE JOHNSON CAN’T TAKE UK OUT OF EU WITH NO DEAL

Leading supporters of the People’s Vote campaign Peter Kyle MP and Phil Wilson MP have this afternoon tabled an amendment to ensure there is a final say referendum if Boris Johnson fails to gain indicative approval for his proposals from the House of Commons tomorrow.

The so-called “Kyle-Wilson compromise” would strike out any effort to crash out of the EU with No Deal and replace it with a requirement that “any future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union should be subject to a confirmatory referendum before exit day”. 

This amendment is to the second motion of the day and will not apply if the Prime Minister wins an indicative majority for his proposals tomorrow.

However, MPs will vote earlier on an amendment tabled by Oliver Letwin MP designed to show the Government does not have final approval for its hard Brexit proposal until it has been properly scrutinised, as well as confirming that the Prime Minister will have to request an extension for that to take place. 

Key votes will take place in the House of Commons as the People’s Vote Together for the Final Say march, expected to number in the hundreds of thousands, arrives in Westminster for a mass rally tomorrow afternoon.   

 

Commenting, Peter Kyle MP said: 

“We have today tabled an amendment for a confirmatory referendum which will only be voted upon if Boris Johnson’s hard Brexit deal is opposed by the majority of MPs. Our amendment would not only remove the threat of a No Deal but would also guarantee that the people of the UK, not the politicians, have the final say to end this Brexit crisis.” 

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