Waiting for Answers

The Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) has still not been published. This is the piece of legislation that will implement the Withdrawal Agreement in domestic law. It’s crucial for protecting citizens rights, setting out the legal relationship between the UK and EU courts, and give effect to the Irish backstop.

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Back to Brexit

Parliament returned from its Easter Recess on Tuesday but despite the Brexit countdown to exit day in October continuing on it has been a quiet week of Parliamentary business. No key Brexit legislation has not been debated in Parliament this week.

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NewsletterMalene Bratlie
Talking Our Way Out Of It

This week, the EU27 made the decision to offer the UK an extension of Article 50 to the 31st October 2019. This is longer than May wanted when she wrote to the EU Council earlier this week (30th June) and less than the EU27 wanted (about a year).

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NewsletterMalene Bratlie
Meaningful votes?

We were supposed to leave the EU today. It’s safe to say that things have not gone exactly to plan. 11 p.m today remain significant nonetheless, the withdrawal agreement needs to be signed by then in order to secure an Article 50 extension to 22nd May. If Parliament does not pass the deal by then, the UK will have to decide whether to leave with no deal on April 12, revoke or seek a longer extension.

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Malene BratlieComment
Another week of chaos

The uncertainty this week has been unprecedented. The atmosphere in the Commons frustrated and febrile. Trying to plan for the future is proving more and more difficult for businesses, communities and individuals as the politics of Brexit becomes more and more unpredictable.  

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