Proposed bill would make no-deal Brexit legally impossible

By | January 17, 2019

The Guardian reports:

Soft Brexit cabinet ministers are quietly backing a parliamentary bid to make it legally impossible for the UK to leave the EU without a deal on 29 March, the Conservative MP behind the bid has claimed.

The bill tabled by the former minister Nick Boles would force the government to delay the UK departure from the EU unless a consensus could be found by early March. That would in effect make it impossible for the government to legally leave the EU without a deal on 29 March.

“This bill is about creating the space for a compromise by ruling out a no-deal Brexit,” Boles told the BBC. “We have had indications that many ministers, including cabinet ministers, are very, very keen to see it pass and are telling the prime minister that they will not vote against it.” [Continue reading…]

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