UK MPs want 'meaningful vote' to be able to veto post-Brexit trade deals – Sky News
Sky News is out with the latest update on the Brexit deal vote, citing that the UK all-party International Trade Committee is calling for a "meaningful vote" on all trade agreements.
A powerful Commons committee’s demand likely to be firmly rejected by the government. It’s worth noting that the committee is made up of 11 MPs that has a pro-Remain majority.
Key comments from the Scottish National Party MP and arch-Remainer Angus MacNeil, the Committee's Chairman.
"The UK is set to begin negotiating its own trade agreements for the first time in 40 years.”
"These agreements have the potential to affect every part of every UK citizen's life - from the quality of the food we eat to the money in our pocket.”
"We have seen what happens when the public and parliament are deliberately kept in the dark over trade negotiations.”
"With so much to gain or lose, everyone has the right be heard.”
"Current government plans for the transparency and scrutiny of future trade negotiations are characteristically vague and attempt to dress poor planning up as pragmatism.”