Theresa May announced last night she would be bringing forward the withdrawal agreement bill in the week beginning 3 June.
What this means is that she will probably survive as prime minister for another few weeks. She seems certain to last longer in office than Gordon Brown – she will overtake him on 29 May.
Trying to pass the bill is a way of doing Brexit backwards. The original idea was to hold a vote on a motion to approve the deal – the “meaningful vote” required by law – and then to pass the legislation needed to enact the withdrawal agreement.
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