25 June 2018

The EU Withdrawal Bill finally finished its parliamentary journey last week. Dr Alice Lilly looks at what else has been happening in Parliament in the past year, and finds the Government’s status as a minority—and Brexit—has significantly curtailed its legislative programme.

15 June 2018

The pitched battle over the ‘meaningful vote’ amendment is a battle between two Conservative factions to get the Brexit they want without risking a general election, argues Jill Rutter.

15 June 2018

On Monday the House of Lords will consider the Commons’ verdict on the amendments it made to the EU Withdrawal Bill. Maddy Thimont Jack says that this will inevitably lead to a second showdown on a ‘meaningful vote’ in the Commons later in the week.

08 June 2018

The EU Withdrawal Bill faces 12 hours of MP debates next week. Maddy Thimont Jack argues that the ‘meaningful vote’ amendment is where the Government may face its most significant defeat.

15 May 2018

The Scottish Parliament has denied consent to the EU Withdrawal Bill. Akash Paun argues that the Prime Minister now faces an unpalatable choice: concede defeat or help the SNP make the case for indyref2.

10 May 2018

Following the Government’s defeats on Brexit in the House of Lords, Iain Duncan Smith and others have called for reform of the upper house. Why only now, asks Dr Catherine Haddon.

25 April 2018

Parliamentary support for staying in a customs union with the European Union is now the biggest threat to the Government’s handling of Brexit. The Government should make its arguments for leaving in much more detail – or use Parliament as a reason to change its view.

20 April 2018

A year ago, the Prime Minister called a general election in the hopes of getting a majority to help her get Brexit through Parliament. But Jill Rutter says that her failure to adapt parliamentary tactics after the election result is an even bigger own goal.

02 February 2018

While the Nuclear Safeguards Bill is an important step towards avoiding a regulatory gap for the UK’s nuclear industry post-Brexit, there are still many uncertainties, argues Susanna Smith.

21 December 2017

This is the year Parliament started to get to grips with Brexit. And it will dominate 2018 to an even greater extent, argues Maddy Thimont Jack.

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