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The most worrying thing about the Withdrawal Agreement Bill? What it doesn’t say

The government seeks sweeping new powers to implement key elements at a later date

By Joe Marshall  

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On Monday night, the government published the long-awaited Withdrawal Agreement Bill—the piece of domestic legislation that is needed to implement the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement in domestic law. This was the first-time parliamentarians have seen the detail of the legislation, despite much of it having been drafted many months ago. The government now hopes to rush it through parliament, in order to meet its 31st October Brexit deadline.

The bill runs to over 110 pages, and includes detailed provisions on issues such…

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