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Day: October 21, 2019

Johnson bids to fast-track Brexit bill in three days
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Johnson bids to fast-track Brexit bill in three days

    Boris Johnson is to seek to fast-track legislation to ratify his Brexit deal through the Commons in just three days as he attempts to avoid another delay to Britain’s departure from the EU. Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg told MPs debate on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) would start on Tuesday with ministers hoping to get it through all its Commons stages by Thursday. If they are successful it could pave the way for House of Lords to sit over the weekend in time for the Bill to receive its royal assent at the start of next week. However they are likely to face opposition attempts to amend the legislation including the “programme motion” setting out the Commons timetable for the Bill. Mr Rees-Mogg warned MPs that if the programme motion was defeated they w...