Voters Could Change Brexit Deal at 2022 General Election Says Michael Gove

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According to Michael Gove, an environment minister and prominent Brexiteer, the electorate will have the final say on the Brexit deal.

In the Daily Telegraph, Gove wrote that the people of Britain would have a chance to refuse the final deal at the next general election.

Currently, the next election is expected to happen in 2022, three years after the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union.

Insisting that the people of Britain will be “in control,” Gove wrote that after the two-year transition period, the United Kingdom would be able to deviate from laws of the European Union.

“If the British people dislike the arrangement that we have negotiated with the EU, the agreement will allow a future government to diverge.”

Following yesterday’s announcement that an initial agreement had been reached between the United Kingdom and the European Union on citizens’ rights and payment, negotiations regarding Brexit are set to continue to the next stage.

Donald Tusk, the European Council president, said that negotiations for the implementation of a transition period should start immediately.