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Damian Green and Sir Michael Fallon call for greater say on Brexit deal if Prime Minister's proposal is rejected

By Paul Francis

Two senior MPs have backed a call for Parliament to have a greater say on the Brexit deal if the Prime Minister's proposal is rejected by the Commons.

Ashford MP Damian Green and Sevenoaks MP Sir Michael Fallon have backed a call to give MPs a greater say on any new Brexit deal should the government be defeated on the current plan.

They were among MPs who passed an amendment aimed at giving them more say over what happens next if she loses.

Ashford MP Damian Green (5754251)
Ashford MP Damian Green (5754251)

The amendment put forward by Dominic Grieve was passed by 321 votes to 299, despite leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, urging colleagues not to do so.

The two MPs supported the government in a vote it lost over the publication of the full legal advice on the deal.

The full legal assessment of the Brexit deal will now have to be published.

The government had resisted doing so saying that a 43-page summary provided Parliament with enough information.

Sir Michael Fallon
Sir Michael Fallon

Sir Michael Fallon has already indicated he will oppose the deal which he says represents a huge gamble and would tie the UK to some kind of Customs Union after 2020.

The five-day debate in Parliament resumes today when Home Secretary Sajid Javid is expected to outline the security implications of the deal.

Correction: An earlier version of this story said both Sir Michael and Mr Green had joined a revolt against the government on the publication of the full legal advice about the Prime Minister's Brexit deal. They, in fact, voted that the full advice should not be published. We are happy to make his clarification.

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