The seventh extract from the fullest draft of the proposals that were put together by the Department for Exiting the European Union.
Posts Tagged: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
Grieve behaved with the prudence of the Grand Old Duke of York, but suggested everyone has gone mad.
Does the narrowness of the win signal further problems to come, or has the Government headed off the revolt?
WATCH: “I am prepared to accept the Government’s difficulty” – Grieve calls off his ‘meaningful vote’ rebellion
The former rebel-in-chief says he is reassured by “the obvious acknowledgement of the sovereignty of this place…in black and white.”
This form of words citing the Speaker is the gambit by which ministers and whips hope to avert a Grieve-led rebellion today.
The Prime Minister say it’s important “we recognise the concerns that people have about the role of parliament”.
When asked if resigning was worth it, he says, “I think I moved the government on its position”.
WATCH: Braverman says that “tying the hands of government” has a “detrimental consequence” for the UK-EU negotiations
The Brexit minister says the government needs “as much flexibility as possible to go back and negotiate with the EU”.
But, he adds, “I’m not going to gainsay what the Lords will produce”, and “the Lords are just as important an element in this as the Commons”.
…but that now, “We might as well have not done the whole negotiation”.
They assume that no deal would be a disaster, but in fact the £40 billion we’re set to pay the EU could be a real boost to the British economy.
Seventy-five MPs disobeyed Corbyn to back the EEA, joined by three Conservatives. And six more Labour frontbenchers resigned.
Last-minute concessions appear to have saved the Government from defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill
The Solicitor-General offers to meet the rebel-in-chief to discuss his amendment. Meanwhile, Rees-Mogg mounts a constitutional argument against it.
Henry Newman: Navigating the EU Withdrawal Bill through unamended without a majority is nightmarish – but possible
Labour have sunk efforts to trap us in the Single Market. A compromise should kick the Customs Union can down the road. Which leaves the ‘meaningful’ vote.