Brexit State of Play Briefing

IIEA28th January 20191min
This briefing recaps recent events in the Brexit debate, and analyses the options available in the aftermath of the defeat of the UK Withdrawal Agreement in the House of Commons.

Written by Andrew Gilmore and Sophie Andrews-McCarroll

In the aftermath of the UK Parliament’s rejection of the EU Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the Future Relationship, Prime Minister Theresa May engaged in cross-party consultations and ultimately presented a ‘Plan B’ to Parliament on Tuesday, 21 January 2019. Amendments to the plan, to be debated and voted upon on Tuesday, 29 January 2019, were tabled in the subsequent week.

Ahead of another significant vote in the House of Commons, this briefing outlines the current state of play in the debate, and sets out the available options and possible implications.