September’s Brexit vote: Alex Sobel MP draws his red lines

Leeds North West Constituency

In September Parliament will be voting on the EU Withdrawal Bill also known as the Great Repeal Bill.

This is the first piece of legislation relating to the Brexit process to go before Parliament.
We know what is in it – it has already had its first token Parliamentary reading. And we know the direction of the Tories’ thinking – a White Paper published last March made that clear.
The second reading in September will be a chance for the Tories to lay out details that are missing from the bill – and I’m waiting for the debate to see whether that will be the case. But as it stands, it crosses many of my own red lines – as set out in a letter to constituents during the General Election campaign.
Unless changes are made – and neither the Bill nor the White Paper indicate that will be…

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