The defeat of the government on an amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 (EU Withdrawal Bill) in the Committee of the Whole House on 13 December 2017 has been portrayed by some as a violent derailment of the government’s plans for Brexit (see Legal update, Parliament amends the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 … Continue reading European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: what does the government’s defeat really mean?
On 13 July 2017, the UK government introduced the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 (the Bill) to Parliament. It survived its second reading in September, but now that we are approaching the Committee stage, things are likely to get more interesting. Daniel Greenberg, Westlaw UK General Editor of Annotated Statutes and Insight Encyclopaedia, looks at … Continue reading What next for the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill?
For what is inevitably a framework document, to be followed by a promised tranche of sectoral Bills and a wide and long-term run of statutory instruments, the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill is at first sight surprisingly lengthy. Its complexity and specificity will have given immediate reassurance to some in industry and elsewhere who voiced pre-publication … Continue reading European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: complexity without clarity?