PARLIAMENT will get a vote on the final Brexit deal before the country leaves the EU, David Davis has told MPs.

The right-wing press may paint this as a victory for Remainers (or Remoaners), but it is in fact a victory for common sense, democracy and the rule of law.

The U-turn by Mr Davis represents a concession to potential Conservative rebels and Labour MPs at a delicate stage in the Brexit negotiations.

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It should be welcomed by those who believe that the British system of government works best when our elected representatives are at the heart of the decision-making process.

The Brexit vote turned many preconceived ideas on their heads and shook the establishment to its core but some British values, such as respecting the sovereignty of Parliament, still apply.

As the Brexit talks have ground on they have raised deepening questions about the potential impact leaving the EU will have on so many aspects of our lives, from job prospects and citizens’ rights to the money that will be made available to the NHS. It is sensible to let MPs examine any Brexit agreement line-by-line and make amendments which would then be treated by the government as an instruction to go back and seek a better deal.

However it has not killed-off the possibility that Britain could walk away from talks with no deal in place, and no deal would mean there’d be nothing for MPs to amend.

One of the key things the climbdown tells us is that the government undoubtedly believed it could not whip enough of its MPs into line.

It may be a victory for common sense but it is also another sign of the government’s fragility and fearfulness in the face of pressure.