As negotiations between the UK and EU continue, next week looks set to be a crucial time for decision making in the UK Parliament. While the House of Commons’ business for next week has not yet been set out, as things stand, the timetable looks set to be:
- 12 March (at the latest): a second ‘Meaningful Vote’ on the Government’s withdrawal deal, which may or may not differ from the previous iteration (Meaningful Vote 2.0).
- 13 March (at the latest): if the ‘Meaningful Vote’ fails there will a motion for debate on whether the UK should leave the EU without a withdrawal agreement and a framework for a future relationship i.e. a “no deal” Brexit (No Deal day).
- 14 March: if Parliament rejects leaving the EU without a deal there will be motion for debate on seeking a short extension of the Article 50 two-year negotiating period (Extension day).
Given the potential importance of next week’s votes, members our core Brexit team, Paul Butcher (Brexit Director) and Tom Henderson (Senior Associate) will be hosting two webinars with Oliver Lewis, who as one of the leaders of Hanbury Strategy’s Brexit team and former adviser to various Cabinet Ministers, is well placed to share his insights on the three key votes. Webinars will take place:
- on Monday 11 March, 1.00 – 1:30pm GMT – looking ahead to the three votes and potential outcomes; and
- on Thursday 14 March, 1.00 – 1.30pm GMT – looking back at the preceding days in Parliament and expected outcome on Extension day.
If you would like to register for the webinars, please contact Jane Webber.