After an historic defeat of her Brexit deal on Tuesday prime Minister Theresa May must now come back with a plan B.
What. A. Week.
The government has been held in contempt of Parliament. The Advocate General of ECJ has given his opinion on unilateral withdrawal from Article 50. The Commons have passed a procedural amendment which gives them more power to decide what happens if Parliament rejects the deal. Let’s take each of this week’s myriad of events in turn.
This week saw the end of speculating when the meaningful vote will be with a letter from Chief Whip Julian Smith published on Monday confirming that the Commons vote on whether to approve the Brexit deal will take place on 11th December.
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
As the drama and politics continue to swirl around Brexit, the government is using domestic Brexit legislation as the perfect opportunity to seize unfettered law making powers.
The Supreme Court this week rejected an appeal by the Government against a Scottish ruling which asked the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to look at whether the UK can reverse the Brexit clause.