‘Ridiculous’ move to set EU exit date could harm Britain – Clarke
RICHARD WHEELER AND ELIZABETH ARNOLD
Kenneth Clarke insists there must be a Commons vote on the Brexit deal and legislation.
MPs can study it line by line at committee stage. The Bill seeks to transfer European law into British law.
Mr Davis’ Brexit day amendment – number 381 – can be debated but with any vote set for the eighth and final day of the committee stage, which will not be until next month at the earliest.
MPs will have to wait several weeks for a vote on the most contentious proposals.
Mr Field, opening committee stage, said: “My amendment decides on British time when to leave, their amendment is at the beckoning of Europeans.”
He added: “That’s our choice, it’s about the freedom, a little freedom, the beginnings of freedom that we hope will flow by actually setting us on the course of leaving the European Union.”
He later expressed his frustration with the Government’s strategy, noting he did not believe that there was a “sense of importance