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A no-deal Brexit is more likely than you think, because of legislation you’ve never heard of

The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill will never get through parliament by 29th March 

By Paul Daly  

Photo: Liang Xizhi/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

A no-deal Brexit is more likely than you think, because of a piece of legislation which you’ve probably never heard of and which you’ve almost certainly not seen. In hushed tones in Westminster, Whitehall, think tank corridors and university seminar rooms, it is called the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill—the “WAB.” If it is not passed by the House of Commons and the House of Lords and given Royal Assent by the Queen, Britain cannot leave the European Union with a deal, on…

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