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Absolutely amazing scenes from #parliament's #prorogation
1. Only a dozen govt peers, and no opposition, turn up for ceremony in the #Lords
2. Placard-waving protests at the Speaker's Chair in the #Commons
3. Speaker John Bercow says "This is not a standard or normal prorogation.... it is an act of executive fiat" and reluctantly agrees to process to the #Lords
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Good morning and welcome to another #Brexit thread

I'll be attempting to cover the events that are happening both in the Commons and in the Lords today so this is going to be a long one

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So first things first, hello to all my new followers and here's a quick breakdown of what's happening today, and a quick precis of how business in each House is carried out and why really arcane things seem to happen that bear little-to-no relationship to reality

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What's expected for today?

In the Lords the Opposition and Crossbench peers have laid a motion that will allow them the time to scrutinise the Bill that's about to be debated in the Commons. They want to debate this Bill on Friday at the latest. More on that later

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@MatherWallace @bernardsmernard #Corbynwill
Reform #BBC
Reform the #Lords
Implement Leveson 2
Instigate Investigation into #Iraq war
Re nationalise Rail Services
Re nationalise Utilities
Re nationalise Royal Mail
Abolish Tuition Fees
Policies that help many, are popular with many, but disliked by a few!
@MatherWallace @bernardsmernard When the few with invested interests feel threatened because of change or scrutiny they can only smear! it is difficult for them to debate and criticise popular ideas and policies. So what do the few with money and influence do?
@MatherWallace @bernardsmernard They accuse the advocate for change of being!
#weak Dangerous
#Racist
A spy
#AntiSemitic
Terrorist Sympathiser
How strange the voices of the few over the many years the advocate was a back bench MP remained silent or just muttered. But now their voices have reached a crescendo
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House of Lords Constitution Committee has harsh words about the parlous state of #EUwithdrawalbill as it reaches the Lords. Lady Taylor, Chair’s comments speak for themselves.

Link to report here. publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201719/ld…
Link to @Guardian piece this morning outlining the many fundamental problems with #EUWithdrawalBill theguardian.com/politics/2018/…
A key feature of the Lords #EUWithdrawalBill report is the number of places in which it states that the Bill, as drafted, is "constitutionally unacceptable" or "not constitutionally necessary or appropriate". That may be the most important aspect for non-lawyers to understand.
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