Recap of devolution debates & preparing for the crucial weeks ahead

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.

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Malene Bratlie