Read the Brexit fine print. The biggest peacetime transfer of powers from the legislature in living memory would damage democracy in BritainWhen designing a weapon, it is a good idea to imagine it falling into the wrong hands. The same principle applies when politicians ask for new powers: benefits of the advertised use must be weighed against the potential for misuse. There are legislative weapons so powerful that no government can be trusted with them. Related: The Brexit bill is cataclysmic. Only a swerve will save us | Polly Toynbee
Brexit Britain will have to get used to life as a ‘third country’ | Rafael Behr The government can avoid being ripped off by the EU, but the best deal the UK can hope for is to be first among outsiders Once upon a time there was a creature called Brussels that ate national sovereignty. This monster had a special hunger for Britishness, feasting on the independence of that nation, while its neighbours were mysteriously undiminished. France never became less French, despite dwelling closer to the beast’s lair. Prime ministers were forced to pay tribute to Brussels. They defended themselves with magical red lines, but the m
David Davis is bluffing on Brexit. And now it’s clear for all to see | Rafael Behr The secretary of state’s blustering over the impact assessments reveals one thing: the whole of the government’s Brexit strategy is built on lies and obfuscation It called to mind Bill Clinton’s impact assessments ” and never had been. The secretary of state did not deploy air quotes in his testimony but the implied inverted commas carried the full weight of his argument. It was, in essence, that MPs had voted to insist on the provision of something Continue reading...
May can berate Putin. But Brexit is his dream policy | Rafael Behr As the Russian leader tries to diminish Europe, he finds ideologues such as Boris Johnson are doing the job for him With lighter diplomatic baggage, Boris Johnson might have been a hit in Moscow. The foreign secretary’s artfully dishevelled, pseudo-Churchillian kitsch is not to everyone’s taste, but it could work in the bombastic idiom of Russian politics. Related: Continue reading...
Face facts. The west that won the cold war no longer exists | Rafael Behr Capitalism conquered the eastern bloc. That’s why liberal politics alone won’t defeat today’s populism Finnish TV and toilet paper did as much to undermine the USSR as the nuclear deterrent, an Estonian friend once explained to me. He grew up in Tallinn, under Kremlin rule but within antenna range of American soaps broadcast from Helsinki. What Dallas did for eyes that craved glamour, a smuggled supply of soft tissue did for bums rubbed raw by Soviet-issue bog roll. The Balts had too much exposure to what they were missing to be reconcile
Divided Britain, where the Brexit alarm is sounded but no one wants to hear | Rafael Behr It now seems futile to warn of the perils ahead because those with the most to lose simply distrust the messenger There is a campaign running at the moment to inform people of shout the posters . GPs are familiar with the problem. Patients want medicine and don’t like hearing that their Continue reading...
Brexit repeal bill: MPs vote to back the Government’s EU Withdrawal Bill The Government’s Brexit repeal bill has passed its first Parliamentary test. MPs have voted to give the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill a second reading by 326 votes to 290, a majority of 36. The Bill, which will end the supremacy of EU law in the UK, has been debated in the Commons with a vote taking place in the early hours of Tuesday. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had ordered MPs to vote against the legislation, branded a “power grab” by ministers.
BJP demands withdrawal of Bill
Activists demand withdrawal of Bill
UK lawmakers back EU withdrawal bill British MPs voted in favour of a bill Tuesday to end Britain's EU membership, a key moment for the government's Brexit strategy despite opposition accusations of an unprecedented power grab.
Bishop demands withdrawal of bill
EU Withdrawal Bill: A taste of things to come EU Withdrawal Bill: A taste of things to come BBC News Repeal Bill: Here's how British lawmakers may blow Brexit off course CNBC The theory that a key Brexit bill will keep the UK stealthily in the EU is just a distraction Quartz UK Minister Warns Against Brexit Chaos U.S. News & World Report Blair is right on Brexit – but he is wrong to pander on immigration The Guardian Full coverage
UK lawmakers approve EU withdrawal bill British lawmakers voted early Tuesday in favor of giving the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill a second reading, moving the bill to the next stage of the Parliamentary process. The vote was 326 MPs in favor and 290 against.
Withdrawal of PFRDA bill demanded
UK lawmakers to vote on EU withdrawal bill British lawmakers were warned that blocking the Brexit repeal bill in the House of Commons on Monday night will prompt a "chaotic" departure from the EU.
Withdrawal of Bill on communal violence demanded
British lawmakers pass EU Withdrawal Bill The key legislation is likely to come back to the House of Commons with suggested amendments
Withdrawal of Insurance Laws Bill sought
UK lawmakers back EU withdrawal bill at second reading
Corbyn orders his MPs not to vote for EU withdrawal bill Getty Images/Jeff J Mitchell Labour says it can't support the government's EU withdrawal bill over concerns about <g class="gr_ gr_25 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar only-ins replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="25" id="25">secondary</g> legislation.
British lawmakers approve EU Withdrawal Bill
MPs are debating the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill
UK Labour Party wants amendment on EU withdrawal bill Britain's Labour Party has said it could not vote for the government's legislation to sever ties with the European Union unless it was amended to prevent ministers from grabbing powers from parliament.
KRRS pickets MP’s residence seeking withdrawal of Bill
UK Pro-Brexit Labour MPs Criticized After Supporting Withdrawal Bill Several UK Labour Party parliamentarians came under criticism after they had supported the Conservative government this Tuesday and voted for the withdrawal bill.
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