Parliamentary approval for agreements with the Union

Part of European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 2:16 pm on 7th February 2017.

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Photo of Keir Starmer Keir Starmer Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union 2:16 pm, 7th February 2017

I am grateful for that intervention, and I will come to that, but the central theme of the case I will seek to make this afternoon is that a vote in this House must be before the deal is concluded; that is the dividing line that makes the real difference here.