The Constitution Unit


Parliament's biggest test: The EU Withdrawal Bill

12 September 2017

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The biggest agenda item when Parliament returns is the EU Withdrawal Bill, which has its Second Reading on 7 September.  Its passage is not guaranteed: with the Conservatives split, Scotland and Northern Ireland wishing to remain in the Customs union and single market, and Labour now moving towards a softer Brexit, the government may struggle to assemble a majority. The prospects for the Bill's passage were discussed by the BBC's parliamentary correspondent Mark D'Arcy and Ruth Fox, Director of the Hansard Society: they will assess the balance of forces in each House, and the main amendments which are likely to be proposed.


  • Prof Alan Renwick, Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit
  • Mark D'Arcy, BBC
  • Ruth Fox, Hansard Society