The Repeal Bill is the centrepiece of the Government’s legislative agenda for Brexit. Marcus Shepheard considers how the uncertainty it creates can be managed with smart drafting and effective scrutiny.
Theresa May has announced her intention to hold a general election on 8 June. Oliver Ilott argues that this will have more impact on the domestic programme for Brexit than on the international negotiations.
The Government has had its knuckles rapped by the Exiting the EU Committee over its failure to assess the impact of Brexit. Jill Rutter argues that the Government should have made this assessment, even if it never plans to publish it – but there are other assessments that the committee should have asked for.
Oliver Ilott argues that Theresa May will need to carve out a group of three or four Cabinet colleagues to make the rapid decisions necessary to negotiate a deal with the EU inside the two-year window.
The Government’s recent digital strategy says little about Brexit. Joe Owen says that technology should be front and centre of post-Brexit systems and services, but at the moment risks being seen as a distraction.