Parliament now has less than 15 days to scrutinise a critical piece of Brexit legislation bill that has yet to be published even in draft form, an alliance of over 80 civil society organisations has warned.
This week began with the Prime Minister responding to the five new demands of Jeremy Corbyn in his open letter to her last week. In her response (found here), May rejected Corbyn’s customs union demand but not without spooking her Brexiteer rebels first with her vague language.
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