EU Withdrawal Bill : Battlefront Update
A motion brought by Commons leader Andrea Leadsom, allowing the Government to have a majority on crucial legislative committees that drive the Commons agenda was approved late on Tuesday night, 12 September , by 320 votes to 301.
This in effect means that the government has now voted to give itself a majority on the little known Committee of Selection, which decides the make up of public bill committees that scrutinise legislation line by line.
With parliament needing to change, amend or import wholesale thousands of laws and regulation to prepare the UK for its exit from the European Union, the EU Withdrawal Bill has been designed to allow for new laws and regulations to be passed via controversial legislative device called a statutory instrument, which are debated in these standing committees.
Forza Brexit! Hasta la Victoria Siempre!