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Can Theresa May really delay Brexit votes until the Autumn?

The government stalls but it cannot avoid parliament forever 

By Maddy Thimont Jack  

Prime Minister Theresa May. Photo: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

The government’s Brexit legislative timetable—already ambitious—is becoming increasingly compressed. This raises serious questions about whether the UK’s statute book will be ready for exit in March 2019.

The decision to leave the European Union means that the UK will take over responsibility for setting policy which was previously set by the EU, for example on agriculture, trade and customs. This will require new legislation to establish post-Brexit policy frameworks—and Brexit bills dominated the Queen’s Speech. Since the eight announced last…

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