PARLIAMENT will have to wait until Christmas Eve to get a vote on the final Brexit deal if an agreement is secured in December, a BBC journalist revealed.
BBC journalist Laura Kuenssberg warned that MPs will have to wait until Christmas eve for a vote on the Brexit deal should an agreement be secured in December.
EU leaders warned at the last Brussels summit that the November summit would be pushed back until “decisive progress” has been made.
Speaking on BBC’s Brexitcast, BBC political editor Kuenssberg claimed a Brexit deal will be voted on by MPs on December 21, or even Christmas Eve.
She said: “If the deal is in December it looks like the vote would end up being Friday 21, but someone in Government told me today that there had been a discussion about whether or not it would be possible or not to have the final vote on Christmas eve. Can you imagine?”
BBC’s Adam Fleming stepped in pointing out how “dramatic” a vote on Christmas Eve would be.
He said: “If Theresa May’s strategy is to make it feel like a real moment of drama and it is ‘choose the deal that is on offer or the abyss of no deal’.
“But, then you create even more excitement by having it on Christmas Eve, which is kind of meaningless in Parliamentary and legal and anything terms.
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