61% think MPs should get final say on Brexit deal, poll finds
More than 60% of Britons believe MPs should be given the final say on the overall Brexit deal, according to a poll.
The BMG Research survey found 61% think MPs should give their verdict, while 58% believe there should be a vote on the so-called divorce bill.
The government faces a potential revolt over a Tory backbench bid to rewrite the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill to ensure MPs are given a meaningful vote on the outcome of the Brexit talks.
Former attorney general Dominic Grieve could attract enough support to defeat the government in a vote on his rebel amendment in the Commons on Wednesday.
The survey, for the Left Foot Forward website, found 84% of Britons believed Brexit talks were going badly - although the poll was partly carried out before Theresa May's breakthrough on the divorce issues.
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Labour MP Chuka Umunna, of the pro-EU Open Britain campaign, said: "It is perfectly understandable that the British people believe the Brexit talks are going badly.
"The chance of us ending up with a good deal out of this whole process is diminishing by the day, as ministers begin to backtrack on the deal Theresa May thought she had done just last week.
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"Given this sorry state of affairs, our elected representatives in Parliament must be given a proper, meaningful vote over whatever agreement the Government comes back with.
"MPs mustn't be fobbed off with a symbolic vote or just a choice between two awful outcomes."
BMG interviewed a representative sample of 1,509 adults living in Great Britain between December 5 and 8. Data were weighted.
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