18 April 2017

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.

04 April 2017

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.

30 March 2017

The Great Repeal Bill White Paper, released today by the Government, contains very few surprises – but Joe Owen says the devil will be in detail.

23 March 2017

While the main focus of Brexit in Parliament is on the action on the floor of both houses, Robert Buck notes the number of select committee inquiries into Brexit has grown dramatically. 

08 March 2017

Oliver Ilott argues that a meaningful vote on a final Brexit deal would be less meaningful than it first appears, but might still be a good idea.

03 February 2017

Seventy-seven pages (but some of them grey), finished at 4.17am – and with one wildly inaccurate graph. Jill Rutter asks what we learnt from the Brexit White Paper published yesterday.

26 January 2017

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.

25 January 2017

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. 

19 January 2017

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.

13 January 2017

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.

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