Brexit: a guide to the coming parliamentary showdowns

Remainers will focus on amending three Bills

By Peter Kellner  

What is the meaning of a “meaningful vote” by MPs on Brexit? What are the Tory rebels trying to do? Could the House of Lords stop the government in its tracks? Here is a bluffer’s guide to the paths, perils and pitfalls that parliament will face in the months ahead.

In the legislative spaghetti that the Commons and Lords are having to digest, three Bills stand out:

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. This would take the UK out of the EU, by repealing the 1972 Act that took the…

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