Tuesday, November 28

Lord Pearson's Bill

The noble lord does not waste his time. No sooner have the debates on the Queen’s Speech began (a sign, it seems, for senior members of the Government and the Opposition to disappear from the Commons) than Lord Pearson of Rannoch introduced his European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) Bill.
This Bill has indeed been before Parliament before but for all of that one might expect a little bit of attention from the British media. After all, there is periodic wittering about the need to reform, the need to look forward!
The purpose of the Bill is to Establish a Committee of Inquiry into the implications of withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Not much to ask but the chances of the Bill passing into law is, to say the very least slim. Well, congratulations to Lord Pearson anyway.

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