Johnson promises parliament role in post-Brexit talks with EU

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves the European Council after the Brexit-dominated European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government tried to win over lawmakers ahead of a crucial Brexit vote on Saturday, promising once the withdrawal deal was agreed, parliament would have a say on talks with the EU on trade and workers rights.

On Friday, Johnson’s Downing Street office said there would be a parliamentary vote on a ministerial statement regarding the objectives of the future negotiations with the European Union as well as once those talks have concluded.

“There will (be) regular reporting requirements to parliament throughout the negotiations, and a form of meaningful vote once the negotiations have concluded,” it said in a statement.

“We recognise that MPs (members of parliament) want to see… hard won rights protected, not weakened by our departure from the EU and we are happy to ensure this is the case.”

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