What does the Cooper-Letwin Bill mean?

The Yvette Cooper Bill is a draft Private Members Bill designed to facilitate an extension of the Article 50 period, absent an agreement with the EU agreed by the House of Commons by 13 March. Its provisions create an obligation for the prime minister to do one of two things: put a motion down in the House of Commons in support of an extension (for a period of the government’s choosing), or put a motion down in support of no deal. The House of Commons would then vote on either option, and would also have a vote should the time limit on the suggested extension be opposed by the European Union.

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