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Sir John Major thinks he has found No 10's cunning plan to get round the Benn Act, to leave the EU on time even without a deal - you might hear a lot about 'orders of council' in the next few days ... parliament.uk/site-informati…
This is the kind of thing they are normally used for.... eg changing the rules of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management - privycouncil.independent.gov.uk/wp-content/upl…
Sounds like if they tried this it'd end up almost immediately in court, which is what some inside govt expect - but who knows if this is plan -one Cabinet minister told me earlier they hadn't the 'faintest clue', how govt thought they could get round it + stick to Oct 31 deadline
Over to the lawyers on here - And you, @RobertBuckland?
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