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What will happen next? Brexit and the parliamentary possibilities

A legal professor and constitutional expert weighs up the possibilities ahead

By Sionaidh Douglas-Scott  

Can MPs like Dominic Grieve take back control? Photo: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire/PA Images

Given that Theresa May’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement was subject to a crushing defeat in the Commons last night, it might look as if parliament is “taking control” of Brexit. A majority of 230 voted against the deal—the biggest defeat for any government in modern times. But does this translate into parliament being able to mandate changes to Brexit policy? That is less certain.

Of course everybody wants to know what will happen next. I will discuss…

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