When MPs come to vote on the Brexit deal, the Speaker decides which amendments get debated and voted on. This process takes place behind closed doors, yet it will be crucial to the outcome, argues Raphael Hogarth.
The role of the European Court of Justice in settling disputes over the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement was one of the issues unresolved in March. Raphael Hogarth says the emerging agreement deserves a cautious welcome.
Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer and the Conservatives’ Ken Clarke both say that Parliament should reject a ‘no deal’ outcome on Brexit. Raphael Hogarth argues that this is an issue on which parliamentarians are less powerful than they might hope.
David Davis and Michel Barnier agree that citizens’ rights should have “direct effect” after Brexit, but Raphael Hogarth argues that it is still far from clear that the UK has found a way to break the deadlock on enforcement.
The President of the Supreme Court made an extraordinary intervention of the status of European Court of Justice (ECJ) judgments after Brexit. Raphael Hogarth explains how Parliament could provide more clarity.