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Cooper and Brady seek to alter the Withdrawal Agreement

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28 January 2019 | UK NEWS

May faces two key battles for her Brexit deal tomorrow.

The first is the Cooper Amendment – if it passes Parliament, it would allow MPs to delay Brexit in the event of no deal. The second is the Brady Amendment, which is aiming to replace the Irish backstop with alternative arrangements to avoid a hard border in NI. Number 10 has conceded that May’s current deal is incompatible with the Good Friday Agreement. 

On the continent, EU Deputy Chief Negotiator Sabine Weyand has stated the high likelihood of the UK leaving the EU with no deal, blaming the UK Parliament. Whilst in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has responded to the sexual crime charges levied against her former boss Alex Salmond by stating the case for Scottish independence is bigger than just one person.

How can May be sure her agreement is incompatible with the Good Friday Agreement, when she was the one who tried to get it through Parliament? If you have any thoughts on this contact us via e-mail or Twitter. 

What’s going on in Westminster:

– MPs vote on the Cooper and Brady amendments tomorrow. 

– Nicola Sturgeon will address a Burns Night dinner hosted by the Lord Mayor of London. 

What we’re reading on the internet:

– Rail privatisation: UK looks for secret of Japan’s success – FT

– Mobile operators with London’s fastest download speeds – City AM

– Public procurement organisations fear GDPR more than Brexit – Guido

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