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Brexit round up- Week Commencing 23rd September 2019

Brexit and the UK constitution

  1. Brexit: Parliament could remain suspended even if court finds against PM, government suggests – The Guardian as it happened.
  2. A government minister has refused to rule out the possibility of Boris Johnson suspending Parliament again if he loses in the Supreme Court.
  3. David Cameron has said he is “truly sorry” at the divisions caused by the EU referendum – but insisted he has no regrets about calling it. He admitted that he asked for the Queen to make an intervention for the pro-Union side during the Scottish referendum. Meanwhile, a majority of Scots would vote to ‘remain in the UK’, according to new poll.

The UK’s post-Brexit deal with the EU

  1. The UK has to put down a written proposal on how to replace the Irish backstop to the EU by September 30, according to the Finnish prime minister and holder of the bloc’s rotating presidency. Meanwhile, the Democratic Unionist party’s leader, Arlene Foster, has signalled it is ready to do a Brexit deal, indicating for the first time a willingness to accept a bespoke solution for Northern Ireland.
  2. By an overwhelming majority of 544 votes to 126, with 38 abstentions, the European Parliament voted on Wednesday to grant the UK more time, if needed and under certain conditions, to negotiate its withdrawal from the EU.
  3. The Liberal Democrats will revoke Article 50 to stop Brexit if they win the next election, its members have agreed.