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General election means little scrutiny of new Withdrawal Agreement

The UK is to have a general election on December 12. One important result is that the new government’s EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill will not be subject to scrutiny in any detail before the election.  As in today’s newspapers, Donald Trump has made various comments about the election and has suggested that the government’s Withdrawal Agreement with the EU would scupper a good deal with the US.

Normal business in Parliament has largely ended. Casualties this week and next include sessions of the Commons’ international trade committee, examining how the Withdrawal Agreement could affect trade with third countries, and government support for exports.