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 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.
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.
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.
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.