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What does the Cooper bill vote result actually mean for Brexit?

It passed the House of Commons by only one vote and is now on its way to the Lords. But what is the Cooper-Letwin amendment—and what happens next?

By Prospect Team  

Cooper proposed the bill to extend Article 50 with Conservative Oliver Letwin—but will it actually prevent no deal? Photo: PA

Having passed by only one vote, the Cooper bill—which seeks to legally rule out a no-deal Brexit and force Theresa May to further extend Article 50—is now on its way to the House of Lords.

Backed by Labour’s Yvette Cooper and former Tory minister Oliver Letwin, the bill has cross-party support from various MPs—although there are doubts from others as to both its validity and its efficiency.

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