Brexit Bulletin—Lords approve regret motion at Second Reading of UK Internal Market Bill

Brexit Bulletin—Lords approve regret motion at Second Reading of UK Internal Market Bill

The government has faced further criticism over the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, which had its Second Reading in the House of Lords on 19-20 October 2020. Lord Judge put forward an amendment to the motion for Second Reading, stating ‘that this House regrets that Part 5 of the Bill contains provisions which, if enacted, would undermine the rule of law and damage the reputation of the United Kingdom’. The motion of regret was approved by 395 votes to 169 and the motion as amended passed without division. The Bill will next be reviewed in a Committee of the whol

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Holly joined LexisNexis in July 2014 and works primarily on the PSL Public Law module. Holly read law at university and qualified as a solicitor in private practice. Before starting her legal career, she gained experience working in local government and spent a year studying politics. Prior to joining LexisNexis, Holly worked in the Global Technology and Sourcing team at BP, supporting a variety of global procurement and compliance projects. Upon joining LexisPSL, she worked in the Commercial and LexisAsk teams before assisting with the development and launch of the PSL Public Law module. Holly looks after a number of core public law subject areas, including Brexit.