10 January 2019

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.

10 January 2019

The meaningful vote is only the first parliamentary hurdle for the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. Joe Owen argues that the Government would be better off publishing the Withdrawal Agreement Bill now.

09 January 2019

The Government has published proposals on how it will ensure Northern Ireland can influence decisions around the backstop during Brexit. But the new proposal doesn’t provide a way out of the backstop and won’t swing any votes, says Tim Durrant.

03 January 2019

Parliament is putting its energy into trying to prevent a no deal Brexit. But Dr Catherine Haddon says it is still avoiding doing the only thing that will stop no deal – coming up with an alternative plan.

19 December 2018

Government departments will get more money for Brexit preparations. Lewis Lloyd argues that the cash will come too late for no deal, and that government departments are struggling to spend the money they already have.

19 December 2018

When it comes to leaving the EU without a deal, Tim Durrant says the Government should stop pretending it is ready.

19 December 2018

The Government’s operational and political energy has been swamped by Brexit. But ignoring public services will make post-Brexit politics even harder, argues Emily Andrews.

18 December 2018

The Prime Minister needs to recognise her weakness in Parliament, but also her strength in having the only Brexit deal on the table. Parliamentary agility might help her make progress, argues Jill Rutter.

17 December 2018

As the Government steps up its no deal preparations, Maddy Thimont Jack explains how Parliament might prevent the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

14 December 2018

After an 18-month delay, the Government is due to publish its immigration white paper next week. Joe Owen argues it should scrap the migration target and finally be honest.

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