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EU Withdrawal Bill: So it falls to the Lords to protect our fundamental rights

MPs should not have let the Bill pass through the Commons in this parlous state. Now the upper chamber must perform its duty

By Schona Jolly  

An anti-Brexit demonstrator outside the Palace of Westminster. The EU Withdrawal Bill is soon to go through the Lords. Photo: Tim Ireland/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

One of the consistent difficulties with Brexit is that those who have promised to make it a success waive away the inconvenient detail with which they are required to engage. This government has sought to make an abstract art form of replacing concrete vision with meaningless clichés. Soundbites, however, are no substitute for carefully-considered, well drafted legislation. Post-Brexit, the UK requires legal certainty and a framework that…

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