What does the Cooper-Letwin Bill mean?

The Yvette Cooper Bill – also called the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2019 – is a draft Private Members Bill which was designed to facilitate an extension of the Article 50 period. Its provisions created an obligation for the the government must table a motion to agree the length of extension the prime minister would seek from the EU. The aim was to prevent the Prime Minister pursuing a ‘no deal’ strategy.

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