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The former Brexit minister argues that the Government cannot succeed in the negotiations without setting out clear goals.
The Bill is not a vehicle for pursuing policy changes, nor is it about the shape or type of Brexit we deliver. It is about delivering smooth legal continuity.
Pressed on his stance by Marr, the Labour leader calls the Withdrawal Bill an “undemocratic power grab”.
As 2017 draws to a close, the United Kingdom is in better shape than many of its supporters had dared to hope.
The MP for Sutton and Cheam will have his work cut out to reconnect the Tories to a city which some fear could become their “next Scotland”.
Some would-be rebels switched sides at the last minute, while at least three others abstained.
“I’ve never voted against my Party in my life. We’re going through a normal part of the Bill process… I have strongly held views on certain things.”
Most of the powers involved in ordering the Single Market are technical and trivial-seeming, but supporters of Section 11 of the Withdrawal Bill see danger ahead.
Parliament authorised Brexit through Article 50, but now risks refusing the Government the chance to guarantee legal continuity.
The former Attorney-General also touches on Johnson and the £350 million – “a subject best parked” – and a definitive treatise on nymphomania.
Her Brexit majority leaves the Prime Minister free to bludgeon away to her heart’s content.
Although Brexit has not yet taken place, it has already had an admirably invigorating effect on Parliament.
The Government could allay fears and bring consensus by appointing an external advisory committee to scrutinise how the powers are used.