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The government has used Brexit to bulldoze parliamentary process. Enough is enough

As chair of parliament’s constitution committee, I have witnessed up close the attempt to evade oversight. A reset is overdue

By Ann Taylor  

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It’s over. The UK has finally left the European Union. It has been a long, complex and contentious journey but, as the government likes to remind us, we have now “taken back control” of our laws. That may be cause for celebration for some, but it is worth considering where our new control centre is located. How will this renewed legislative sovereignty be exercised? There are already good reasons to fear that the balance is slipping away from parliament and into the hands of an executive not known for its love of scrutiny. And that is cause for real…

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