The new Withdrawal Agreement will see the UK GDP decrease by 3.5 per cent in a decade, according to a study compiled by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research into how Brexit will impact the economy.
The Labour party claims that government papers leaked by the Financial Times confirm its “worst fears” over plans to reduce workers’ rights after Brexit, when the UK will be free to deviate from EU rules and regulations under the new withdrawal agreement.
Prime minister Boris Johnson will look to win the support of MPs in a vote on his Withdrawal Agreement Bill, paving the way for the UK to leave the EU by the Article 50 deadline of October 31 as planned.
Pro-Brexit Conservative MPs have warned the prime minister that a new withdrawal agreement with the EU may still fail to pass through Parliament if it only manages to remove the controversial Irish backstop.
Following last night’s series of indicative votes, we spoke to Chris Law, MP for Dundee West and prominent member of the SNP, about the next steps of the Brexit process and what the SNP would like to see moving forward.
Best Practice Representative | Published September 16th 2019