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The flaws in the Brexit Withdrawal Bill cut to the very heart of our democracy

For many people, the Withdrawal Bill debate will seem arcane. But the potential loss of rights is a worrying one

By Sionaidh Douglas-Scott  

The Bill formerly known as the "Great Repeal Bill" has passed. But do we need a rethink? Photo: PA

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill—formerly known as the ‘Great Repeal Bill’—survived its second reading in the House of Commons, with a small but workable majority. It was, according to David Davis at the opening of the debate, “an essential step” in “the historic process” of honouring the Referendum vote.

Perhaps—but bumpy days lie ahead. Just one day after the Bill survived the vote, 157…

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