Pushing for amendments

Angels for Europe continue to scrutinise the EU (Withdrawal) Bill.

Friday, 24th November 2017, 12:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 2:20 am

The House of Commons committee stage started on November 14. We have asked the four MPs in Northumberland to support some amendments to the Bill.

The first one, and our priority, is Amendment 69. This says that if Parliament fails to approve the terms of exit for the UK, the UK will remain in the EU on the same terms as it is now.

There are two other amendments, which we are asking our MPs to support.

Amendment seven is related to 69 in that it requires a separate Bill to put the terms of exit to Parliament for a vote.

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Amendment 355 requires the final deal with the EU to be approved by statute passed by both Parliament and the devolved administrations.

We have written to the Northumberland MPs – Ronnie Campbell, Ian Lavery, Guy Opperman and Anne-Marie Trevelyan – to ask them to support these.

We are waiting to see what our MPs think of our suggestions.

Diane Milburn

Angels for Europe