Breaking Point for BoJo and Britain

TIMETABLE (We think!)

We will park USD for the time being as the US/China trade deal conversations have taken a back seat since the US government have been commenting and keeping a close look on the am-dram theatre production in the House of Commons….

TODAY

12.30pm: MPs start debating the WAB (Withdrawal Agreement Bill) for the third time.

7pm: MPs get first vote on Brexit Bill – the second reading

If it passes, MPs will vote on the PM’s proposed fast-tracked timetable

If that wins, it will go on to the committee stage later, where MPs can start tabling amendments

TOMORROW

MPs to debate the WAB for 12 hours in the Commons in the committee stage

Labour, Lib Dem and other rebel MPs will table changes on second referendum, customs union and other issues

THURSDAY

More votes in committee stage

7pm: Crunch vote on the third reading of the bill – must pass to succeed

If it wins, passes to House of Lords

FRIDAY

House of Lords debates Bill over the weekend

Peers could attach amendments to it – which could send it back to the Commons in a ‘ping pong’

NEXT WEEK

EU Parliament will rubber stamp Bill if it passes

NEXT THURSDAY OCTOBER 31

Bill must be passed by now to leave on time as Boris wants

Misc

No. 10 source says if Parliament votes again for delay by voting down the programme motion and the EU offers delay until 31st Jan then the Conservative party will pull the Bill, there will be no further business for Parliament and they will move to an election before Christmas.

Feel free to call for a further discussion on the matter.

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