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Amendment seven: has parliament finally taken back control on Brexit?

Yes—but too late

By Sionaidh Douglas-Scott  

Dominic Grieve, who tabled the successful amendment to the Withdrawal Bill. Photo: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

On Wednesday, the government suffered a major defeat on its Brexit legislation, when amendment seven to the EU Withdrawal Bill was successful. There have been around 400 amendments tabled to this Bill, and to date, this is the only one to have succeeded.

The EU Withdrawal Bill aspires to convert over 40 years of EU legislation into UK law in time for Brexit in March 2019, giving the government the power to decide…

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