Just Published a joint UK in a Changing Europe and Bingham Centre Briefing about the Brexit Process
The House of Commons and the Government are in limbo, between the end of one process and the beginning of another. The Commons debate on 29 January 2019, when the Brady amendment was passed, marked the conclusion of the process regulating the first meaningful vote, as set out in section 13 of the EU (Withdrawal) Act. That process began on 26 November 2018, when the Government made the statement that political agreement with the EU had been reached, and laid both parts of the deal before the House. Before exit day on 29 March 2019 the House of Commons will play a major role in determining how the Brexit Endgame plays out. At this stage, there are three principal ways the Commons could shape the Brexit process:
• Approve or reject the Brexit deal when the second 'meaningful vote' under the terms of section 13 of the EU (Withdrawal) Act takes place;
• Decide on a number of options for the future relationship through 'indicative votes'; and
• Request an extension to Article 50.
These decisions could be taken via a number of different legal and procedural routes. This joint UK in a Changing Europe and Bingham Centre briefing outlines and analyses a number of them.