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….
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
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
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
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’
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
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.