What to expect when the Repeal Bill lands in the Commons next week
Stephen Booth, of Open Europe, ‘blogs’ that the Government is next week expected to table its (no-longer ‘Great’) Repeal Bill in the House of Commons.
First Reading takes place without debate, so any parliamentary fireworks will be delayed until the autumn and after the recess, when the Bill is likely to return for Second Reading and Committee stage. But the political battles over this piece of legislation could make the Article 50 debates look like a sideshow.
We are likely to enter Committee stage just as Brexit negotiations in Brussels start to hit the meaty end of negotiating the broader terms of the UK’s withdrawal agreement and transition to a new long-term relationship. Against this backdrop, tempers on all sides are likely to be high.
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