Brexit Glossary

This Commons Library research briefing contains a list of commonly-used terms and acronyms that have needed clarification since the United Kingdom voted in the June 2016 EU referendum.…

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Brexit: parliamentary scrutiny of UK replacement treaties

The UK is party to hundreds of international treaties with third states or organisations, many of them on trade, by virtue of its EU membership. To continue to benefit from the advantages of these agreements, the Government has been seeking to replace them in a UK bilateral context. The Government has prioritised trade agreements, but has also agreed replacement agreements covering aviation services and safety, and road transport, for example. But Parliament is not happy about the way the Government is carrying out this ‘treaty continuity programme’ and Committees in both Houses have called for a greater scrutiny role for Parliament in treaty-making processes. This paper looks at what has been going on and what Parliamentary Committees in both Houses have asked for. It includes a table showing where we are with scrutiny of these treaties and what sort of scrutiny they have undergone, both in their precursor form as EU treaties and currently as replacement treaties.…

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The EU27: Internal Politics and Views on Brexit

The other 27 EU Member States have maintained a largely united front in the Brexit negotiations and in maintaining that the negotiated Withdrawal Agreement should not be re-opened. This paper examines the views of each of the EU27 on Brexit and any contingency planning for a possible no-deal Brexit. It also provides background on their internal politics and trade and economic statistics.…

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E-petitions relating to leaving the European Union

A debate will be held in Westminster Hall on Monday 1 April 2019 at 4.30pm on e-petitions 241584, 235138 and 243319 relating to leaving the European Union. The Member leading the debate is Catherine McKinnell MP.…

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E-petition 239706 relating to leaving the European Union

A debate will be held in Westminster Hall on Monday 11 March 2019 at 4.30pm on e-petition 239706 relating to leaving the European Union. The Member leading the debate is Daniel Zeichner MP.

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E-petition 224908 relating to leaving the European Union

A Westminster Hall debate on ‘E-petition 224908 relating to leaving the European Union’ is scheduled for Monday 4 February from 4.30pm. The Member opening the debate is Paul Scully MP.…

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E-petitions 229963, 221747 and 235185, relating to leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement, 232984 and 241361 relating to holding a further referendum on leaving the EU, and 226509 and 236261 relating to not leaving the EU

A debate will be held in Westminster Hall on Monday 14 January at 4.30pm on e-petitions 229963, 221747 and 235185, relating to leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement, 232984 and 241361 relating to holding a further referendum on leaving the EU, and 226509 and 236261 relating to not leaving the EU. Paul Scully MP will open the debate.

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E-petition 205169 relating to Parliament’s vote on the deal for the UK’s exit from the EU

On 11 June 2018 there will be a debate on e-petition 205169 relating to Parliament’s vote on the deal for the UK’s exit from the EU. The debate will take place in Westminster Hall at 4:30pm. The Member opening the debate is Liz Twist MP.

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