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Parliament and Brexit: an end of term report

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Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre,

2nd floor Wilkins Building

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Parliament has been central to political controversy over Brexit. MPs rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement three times, and procedural innovations included their taking control of the Commons agenda to force 'indicative votes' on the Brexit options, and eventually to pass legislation against the government’s wishes. Brexit has also dominated other parliamentary activities, including committee inquiries, scrutiny of bills and numerous statutory instruments. As parliament prepares to break up for the summer recess, this event looks back at how it has handled Brexit so far, and what might happen next. Key questions include whether procedures have been used appropriately, what recent events tell us about parliament's power over government, and what the effect has been on public perceptions of both.

This event launches a new Senior Fellowship awarded by the UK in a Changing Europe initiative to Professor Meg Russell, Director of the Constitution Unit. For further information, see here.

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  • The Rt. Hon. Hilary Benn MP, Chair of the Committee on Exiting the European Union

  • Professor Meg Russell, Director of the Constitution Unit

  • Nikki da Costa, Senior Counsel at Cicero and former Director of Legislative Affairs at No. 10 Downing Street

  • Dr Brigid Fowler, Senior Researcher, Hansard Society

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