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Everything you need to know about the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill

The government must bring forward legislation to ratify its deal—but the prospect of another parliamentary defeat looms large 

By Joe Owen  

After taking Brexit off the boil since Easter, the government has decided to bring its deal with the EU back to parliament. MPs will get yet another opportunity to vote on the prime minister’s Withdrawal Agreement in early June, but this time it will be on legislation—the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (or WAB as it is known in government)—rather than the previous, symbolic “meaningful votes.” Those votes left the government red-faced after historic defeats. Here is what you need to know this time around.

Why do we need the Withdrawal Agreement Bill?

To ensure smooth departure, the UK…

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