Brexit: MPs say PM must honour 'assurances' over Parliament's role

Media captionSolicitor General Robert Buckland says Brexit legislation will be improved

Theresa May must honour “assurances” she’s given that Parliament will get a bigger say on any final Brexit deal, pro-EU Tory MPs say.

The government averted a rebellion on the issue after a meeting between the PM and more than a dozen MPs.

One of the potential rebels, Dominic Grieve, warned there would be consequences for the government if not.

BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said a government source had told her no actual concessions had been agreed.

And a senior minister, Solicitor General Robert Buckland, said the government had only agreed to “further discussions” about the way in which they could make “a further step forward”.

A group of MPs said on Tuesday they were offered, in a last-minute concession, real “input” if no deal with the EU was done by December.

Details of precisely what this will involve could emerge in the coming days when the EU Withdrawal Bill is due to return to the House of Lords.

The UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 March next year, after the referendum in 2016 when people voted by 51.9% to 48.1% to leave.

What’s going on?

The government is trying to pass a new law, called the EU Withdrawal Bill, which it says is needed to ensure a “smooth and orderly Brexit”.

Its main purposes are to end the supremacy of EU law in the UK, and…

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