Our guide to how the Government can deliver its Brexit deal in Parliament. Or No Deal. And whether MPs can block the latter.

Yesterday evening’s Government defeat on the Finance Bill highlights a question especially pertinent now that Parliament has returned post-Christmas – namely, can MPs and Peers block Brexit. And if so, how?
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Remainers and Soft Brexiteers from both the major parties, as well as the Liberal Democrats and other smaller ones, have now made the first move in a procedural campaign against the Executive in hope of preventing a ‘no deal’ departure from the European Union.

Due to its nature as a ‘war of the rulebook’, it can be difficult for those unlearned in the mysteries of Erskine May to work out exactly what’s going on – a fact exploited by Downing Street, which is attempting simultaneously to persuade Brexiteer MPs that the alternative to the Withdrawal Agreement is No Brexit, and Remainers that the alternative is No Deal.

ConservativeHome has therefore attempted to puzzle out the procedural realities facing the Prime Minister and her opponents, both in the event that she wins the Meaningful Vote or loses it, to try and work out whether the Commons really can block a no-deal departure.

via Our guide to how the Government can deliver its Brexit deal in Parliament. Or No Deal. And whether MPs can block the latter.

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