Endangering Constitutional Government

Document type
Discussion paper
Laws, Stephen; Ekins, Richard
Policy Exchange
Date of publication
31 May 2019
Social welfare
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This discussion paper assesses the risks of parliament 'taking control' of the business of government as it prepares to leave the EU without a deal.

The attempts to enable the House of Commons to take over the Brexit process have involved procedural manoeuvring to enable MPs who do not form part of the Government to seize the initiative in formulating and proposing alternatives to Government policy. It also involves mechanisms binding directions or Bills, to compel the Government to adopt and to implement the alternative proposals.

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