Parliament has been promised a meaningful vote on the Brexit deal. But what, exactly, is Parliament being asked to decide? And what happens if Parliament votes the deal down?
At our panel discussion Raphael Hogarth, Research Associate at the Institute for Government, presented key findings from Voting on Brexit, the Institute for Government’s new paper on Parliament and the Brexit deal. The paper sets out what the Government has to do in Parliament to get its deal through, and give effect to the withdrawal agreement in domestic law. It also identifies a number of risks to the timetable.
The vote, the politics and the constitutional implications were discussed by our panel:
- The Rt Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP, Conservative MP for Beaconsfield and former Attorney General
- The Rt Hon. the Baroness Smith of Basildon, Shadow Leader of the House of Lords and Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland)
- George Parker, Political Editor, Financial Times
This event was chaired by Dr Hannah White, Director of Research at the Institute for Government.
This was followed by a Q and A session.