Unlike the other UK devolved nations, Wales voted on 23 June 2016 to leave the European Union, and has a Government all but one of whose members come from UK-wide political parties
If you cast your mind back to when the EU Withdrawal Bill (now Act) was being debated in Parliament, one of the most contentious issues was whether MPs would get a ‘meaningful vote’
It’s worth keeping an eye on select committees in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords and what they are doing to scrutinise Brexit.
In this explainer, we take a look at what’s next on the legislative timetable and the Brexit bills that the Government has promised to introduce to Parliament.
Leaving the European Union requires significant changes to our laws- 40 years of membership of the European Union has inevitably affected many of areas of UK law
The UK is expected to leave the EU in less than four working weeks’ time. Roughly 3 million EU citizens reside in the UK. These two facts are not unrelated.
As unlikely as it looks at the moment, was Parliament to agree to the Brexit deal the government would then have to bring forward primary legislation to give effect to it in domestic law- that would be the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill.
The long-awaited Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill (‘the Bill’), the legislation making provision for a post-Brexit immigration system, is finally before Parliament