On 9 September 2019, the European (Withdrawal) (No.6) Bill supported by MPs seeking to block a no-deal exit became law. Voting on the Bill in the House of Commons on 4 September 2019 saw 21 Conservative MPs vote against the Government resulting in their expulsion from the party. In an additional vote the same day, Boris Johnson also failed to acquire the two-thirds majority needed to call a general election. Meanwhile, a Scottish court of appeal has ruled unlawful the Government’s decision to prorogue parliament until 14 October, a ruling the Government is appealing. Issue 70 of the Brexit Brief, published by the IIEA’s UK Project Group, considers the implications of these issues for the Brexit debate and collates news from Ireland, the UK and the rest of the EU
This Brexit brief is available here.