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How the new Withdrawal Agreement Bill forces parliament into the back seat

Johnson’s government has altered this vital piece of Brexit legislation

By Maddy Thimont Jack  

Photo: Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto/PA Images

2019 was dominated by a battle between the government and parliament over whether, and when, and how, the UK was going to leave the EU. The numbers in parliament forced Theresa May to compromise—trying to appease her own backbenchers, the DUP and some Labour MPs. Her strategy ultimately failed. But Boris Johnson’s election result means that 2020 will look very different. This is encapsulated…

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