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The Withdrawal Bill is constitutionally unacceptable—and the Lords must act accordingly

This key piece of Brexit legislation would cut across the separation of powers. The Lords should seize their chance to change it 

By Ann Taylor  

The Brexit debate continues to dominate the UK political landscape and will do so for the foreseeable future. Can we, should we, remain in the/a customs union? Can we, should we, be a member of the/a single market? What will happen to the border between Northern and the Republic of Ireland?

All are substantial questions that will affect the everyday lives of people across the country. But the House of Lords Constitution Committee, which I Chair, has left all those arguments outside the door. We have looked specifically at the EU Withdrawal Bill,…

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