Pro-Europe MPs led by Ed Miliband plot fresh bid to BLOCK Brexit, claiming voters did NOT want to leave the single market
- Ed Miliband is leading cross-party group of pro-EU MPs demanding Parliament is given a say in Brexit negotiations
- Says it would be an ‘outrage’ if Theresa May overlooks Parliament on decision to leave single market
- But Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg says their demands ‘typify the disdain that the liberal elite has for voters’
MPs are plotting a fresh bid to block Brexit by claiming any deal that takes Britain out of the EU’s single market should be first voted on by Parliament.
Remarkably, the cross-party group of pro-EU MPs – including senior Tories – claim that June’s Brexit vote was not a decision to leave the single market.
Ed Miliband, who is leading the demands, says Parliament must not be overlooked because of ‘the importance of these decisions for the UK economy’.
The former Labour leader said it would be an ‘outrage’ if Mrs May decided the terms of Brexit without first asking MPs. Sir Keir Starmer, the new Shadow Brexit Secretary, backed the move, demanding Theresa May holds a Commons vote on the terms of her opening hand in negotiations with the EU.
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Miliband talks to Tories over Commons vote on Brexit
FORMER Labour leader Ed Miliband has held talks with pro-EU Tory MPs on trying to force Theresa May to allow a Commons vote on any moves to exit the single market.
A loose cross-party alliance of pro-Europe MPs from all sides of the Commons has expressed concern at the sudden pace towards a “hard Brexit” stance by the Government.
Mr Miliband, MP for Doncaster North, is considering tabling an urgent Commons question demanding the Prime Minister sets out to parliament exactly what its role will be in the major decisions surrounding Brexit.