Even if the EU offer to remove the Backstop, here’s why the draft Withdrawal Agreement must still be rejected

To some, Boris Johnson’s upbeat talks with EU leaders last week cast a glimmer of late summer sunlight on the Brexit impasse. There appears to be a sliver of a chance that the EU may yet return to the negotiating table in the coming weeks, perhaps because it is dawning on them that this Prime … Read moreEven if the EU offer to remove the Backstop, here’s why the draft Withdrawal Agreement must still be rejected

Quick take: is the EU Settlement Scheme going to plan?

EU citizens in the UK have to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme in order to stay in the UK. Barbara Drozdowicz (Eastern European Resource Centre) says around three-quarters of them have yet to apply – and Poles, and people living outside England, have particularly low rates. The most recent release of statistics about applications … Read moreQuick take: is the EU Settlement Scheme going to plan?

The forthcoming prorogation makes a Brexit deal more likely

I have inevitably received a large amount of correspondence on the matter of proroguing Parliament. As confirmed here on the official Parliamentary website prorogation in of itself is a perfectly common constitutional and lawful procedure used most years by governments to refresh their legislative agenda. The Queen’s Speech setting out a new agenda has been … Read moreThe forthcoming prorogation makes a Brexit deal more likely

The forthcoming prorogation makes No Deal almost inevitable

Her Majesty the Queen’s approval of the Prime Minister’s request to prorogue Parliament has sent Remain-supporting Westminster into meltdown. Boris Johnson pitched the move as a way of preparing for a Queen’s Speech on 14th October following the prorogation, which is of course the formal mechanism that ends a parliamentary session. What makes the decision … Read moreThe forthcoming prorogation makes No Deal almost inevitable

The suspension of parliament increases legal scrutiny of Brexit – and possibly a public inquiry?

The suspension of parliament yesterday, at time of political crisis, is now the subject of intense legal scrutiny across the United Kingdom. Lawyers for Gina Miller have lodged an application for judicial review, and are expected to argue that Boris Johnson’s advice to the Queen is an improper use of power, designed to curtail the … Read moreThe suspension of parliament increases legal scrutiny of Brexit – and possibly a public inquiry?

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