The Government will publish a Brexit white paper but Jill Rutter argues that for it to be any use, it needs to give Parliament a proper basis for agreeing to trigger Article 50. That means it needs to be informative, timely – and published before the debate.
There are calls for the Government to produce a Brexit white paper – an official statement of policy, often produced before introducing legislation. Jill Rutter argues that it would be good practice but not necessarily enlightening.
The Prime Minister confirmed there will be a parliamentary vote on the final Brexit deal. The Supreme Court may require Parliament to vote before Article 50 is triggered. But Dr Hannah White isn’t convinced that a vote will actually enable Parliament to influence what happens.
If it loses the Supreme Court appeal on Article 50, the Government says it will introduce legislation to give Parliament a vote on triggering Brexit talks. Dr Hannah White sets out what that process will involve.
The Supreme Court hearings on Article 50 are the biggest judicial intervention into government action we have seen in modern times. Dr Catherine Haddon argues that far from being in crisis, this is our constitution in practice.
Sir Simon Fraser, former Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, was the latest speaker in our Brexit events series. Joe Owen says Fraser offers unique insight into how Brexit will be managed by civil servants working in both London and Brussels.
Lord Bridges, Minister at the Department for Exiting the European Union, today reiterated the pledge to give MPs the same level of access to the Brexit negotiations as MEPs. Robyn Munro says we urgently need to know how this will be done.