Report Stage of the bill are 16th and 17th January and will be the final chance for the Government to follow through on promises made during Committee Stage.Below we explore latest updates on devolution, the Charter, new Government amendments and what the cabinet reshuffle means for the bill.Read More
When the EU Withdrawal Bill was first introduced, it looked as if it was the sweeping powers handed to ministers which would be the most contentious issue among MPs. However, what Committee Stage day 4 and 5 for the has shown is that the question of how the devolution settlements are protected and upheld in the bill is absolutely crucial among MPs, across party lines. Against the backdrop of the Irish border question in the Brexit negotiations, the debates proved even more important and constitutionally challenging than initially expected.
Big days for devolution are coming up next week, as the Withdrawal Bill returns to the Commons for Committee Stage day 4 and 5. On the 4th and 6th of December, MPs will debate the bill’s approach to the legislative competence of the devolved administrations and the Good Friday Agreement.Read More
Our latest E: Bulletin explains what will go down on Day 3 of Committee Stage & why MPs must vote to keep the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.Read More
The second day of Committee Stage saw the Government continue to win the vote but the vote margin (on both amendments and new clauses) is reducing. New clauses and amendments which relate to clauses 2, 3 and 4 were debated - Clauses 2 and 3 convert EU obligations and law; clause 4 ensures that any remaining EU rights and obligations that do not fall within clause 2 and 3 are recognised and available after exit day.
Latest news on the EU Withdrawal Bill, Committee Stage and the 'No Deal' ScenarioRead More
Our third bulletin gives you latest updates on the ins & outs of the Repeal Bill amendments, Brexit and what the alliance is up to.Read More
Welcome to the first Repeal Bill alliance bulletin. I hope you find this informative and gives some indication of the scope of the alliance over the next few monthsRead More