Brexit deal: MPs and peers to rush through bill in one day as lack of debating time branded ‘a farce’

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Brexit deal: MPs and peers to rush through bill in one day as lack of debating time branded ‘a farce’




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The European Union (future relationship) bill needs to become law before the post-Brexit transition ends tomorrow night

Ian Blackford, the SNP leader at Westminster, says when he saw the picture of Boris Johnson celebrating the deal with his arms aloft, he thought about the impact Brexit on EU citizens living in Scotland.

He says that, judging by Boris Johnson’s claims, the prime minister is still “drowning in delusion”.

Theresa May, the former prime minister, is called after Sir Keir Starmer. She says she is backing the deal, but she criticises Labour for not backing the deal she negotiated when she was in Downing Street.

But she says she is “disappointed” by what the deal offers on services. She says she hopes the government will go further on financial services.

One thing this treaty does not do is excise the EU from our lives because there’s a whole structure of committees set up, some of which – like the partnership council – will be able to amend this arrangement, make determinations on operation and interpretation without, as far as I can see, any formal reference to this parliament.

It is important as we go forward that we recognise we live in an interconnected world and if the United Kingdom is going to play the role I believe it should play, in not just upholding but encouraging and promoting the rules-based international order and in ensuring we promote the interests and value and strengthen multilateral institutions like the World Trade Organisation, we must never allow ourselves to think – as I fear some in this house do – that sovereignty means isolationism.

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