August 29, 2019 / 12:39 PM / 5 months ago

Next week is last chance for parliament to have a say on Brexit - MP Gauke

FILE PHOTO: David Gauke, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain July 23, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Next week will be the British parliament’s last chance to ensure it has some control over the Brexit process before a possible no-deal exit, Conservative lawmaker David Gauke said.

When asked about a possible vote of no confidence in the government, he said: “I don’t believe that is the right approach.”

“It does look like next week is essentially the only opportunity that parliament will have to maintain some control over this process and ensure that it has a say before we leave without a deal,” he told BBC radio.

Parliament resumes after the Summer break on Sept. 3.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Stephen Addison

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