Parliament vote cannot reverse Brexit, says David Davis


PM faces issue of ‘meaningful vote’

Brexit minister David Davis has told media that there would be no reversal of the decision to leave the EU whatever the outcome of divorce talks with the bloc.

PM Theresa May faces a showdown in parliament with lawmakers later today who want a “meaningful vote” on an eventual Brexit deal and to set the government’s “direction” if the house rejects the agreement.

“Whatever we do, we’re not going to reverse that (decision to leave the EU),” David told BBC radio, adding: “A meaningful vote is not the ability to reverse the decision of the referendum.”

When asked if May would lead the conservatives into the next UK election, Davis also said “I think so … actually I hope so”.