Britain’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Brexit Minister) David Davis says the the UK Parliament must not have the power to veto the country’s referendum to withdraw from the EU.
Speaking to BBC on Sunday, Davis blasted lawmakers’ plans to change the government’s proposed bill to begin Brexit in a way that gives them more power to reject the final terms of the split.
“Please don’t tie the Prime Minister [Theresa May]’s hands in the process of doing that for things which we expect to attain anyway,” he said, warning that such measures prompt concerns that Parliament intends to reverse last June’ referendum to leave the bloc.
“What we can’t have is either House of parliament reversing the decision of the British people,” he added.
On Wednesday, The House of Lords voted 358 to 256 for a change to May’s Brexit plan, stating she can only trigger Article 50 of the EU Treaty and begin divorce talks by promising to protect…