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28 January 2019

Parliament is trying to take greater control of the Brexit process. To do this MPs are searching for ways to have more say over the control of parliamentary business—something that largely rests with the Government. But, says Dr Alice Lilly, these proposals really reflect broader concern over who controls the Order Paper.

25 January 2019

The Prime Minister could well conclude the best way she can break the Brexit deadlock is to call a general election, but this may do little to end the parliamentary stalemate, writes Bronwen Maddox. 

25 January 2019

Graham Atkins argues that the Department for Education will not be able to help children in need if it fails to understand the reasons why demands for children’s social care is rising

23 January 2019

Alex Stojanovic argues that there appears to be very little substance to Labour’s alternative Brexit plan.

21 January 2019

The Prime Minister showed a bit of uncharacteristic flexibility in her statement today, but its real impact was to fire the starting gun on MPs attempts to find a way forward, writes Jill Rutter.

21 January 2019

Brexit has gone from being a limiting factor on the Government’s domestic policy agenda, to the limiting factor. As civil servants start switching over to no deal preparations in increasing numbers, Emily Andrews lists some of the key policy areas which are at risk of being delayed, deprioritised, or simply ignored.

18 January 2019

Now that Parliament has rejected the Prime Minister’s Withdrawal Agreement, just how likely is an extension to Article 50? The EU27 are actively considering how this might work, but the UK can’t take it for granted says Georgina Wright

18 January 2019

While the ‘Nick Boles plan' to wrest control of the Brexit process from Government could work, Dr Hannah White argues that it will merely delay rather than solve the Brexit impasse.

16 January 2019

Having voted overwhelmingly to reject the Brexit deal, Parliament must now make sure that the Government is ready for no deal, says Tim Durrant.

16 January 2019

The scale of the Prime Minister’s defeat means she has been forced to look beyond tweaking the backstop to build support for a deal with the EU. But there is no easy consensus there for the taking, argues Jill Rutter.

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