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We will stop the government wriggling out of its constitutional commitments

Guarantees made to parliament on the EU withdrawal bill must be respected, says the chair of the Lords constitution committee

By Ann Taylor  

Photo: Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

In the coming weeks the Brexit process will come to a head. Assuming the prime minister can agree a deal with the European Union, she will return to parliament, to give MPs a “meaningful vote” on the withdrawal agreement and political declaration for the future relationship. The pressure to make the meaningful vote a legal requirement was, unsurprisingly, the most contentious issue during parliament’s consideration of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, with ping-pong between the Commons and Lords required to reconcile the differences between ministers…

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