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There is no fundamental shift in stance, rather a shift in policy to achieve their aim. The Liberal Democrats (and more particularly the SDP wing) have always been a pro-Europe party. The SDP split from Labour in part over the (then) Euroskeptic position of the Leadership. The SDP-Liberal alliance, and later the Liberal Democrats have been consistently the ...


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The UK parliament has already passed on Dec 20 the 2nd reading of the Act approving the exit deal... and this time (unlike before the latest UK general election) the new Parliament also passed an accelerated timetable for the final adoption of this bill: Now that the bill has passed, lawmakers will have another three days to discuss it further, beginning ...


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No. Weights and measures is a matter reserved for the UK government. The Scotland Act, 1998, sets out that "Units and standards of weight and measurement" are a reserved matter (Schedule 5, Party II, Section C9), under the wider category of Trade and Industry. They would need permission from the UK Government to ban imperial measurements, in the same way ...


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Was there "such a marked shift"? In 2019 Labour ultimately committed to hold a 2nd referendum in which the party (or at least its leadership) would not support either remain/leave... which most of the electorate found bewildering and unconvincing. Labour lost Leave votes to the Conservatives and Remain votes to the Lib Dems (who couldn't turn them into seats ...


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Under Article 50(2), once the European Parliament has approved the withdrawal agreement, the European Council (i.e. heads of government) will vote to approve it. None of these votes has yet happened. There is no need in EU law for the agreement to be ratified in individual parliaments. Only a qualified majority of EU states (15 states representing 65% of ...


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