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What was the ‘Malthouse Compromise’?

The Malthouse Compromise was sold as an attempt to bridge the Brexit divide by the Conservative Parliamentary Party.
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What was the Brady amendment?

The Brady amendment was an amendment to a government motion on its progress on Brexit that was passed on 29 January 2019.
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What was the Cooper-Letwin Bill?

Yvette Cooper and Oliver Letwin proposed a private members bill in the House of Commons in March 2019, which became the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2019 when it was passed.
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What was ‘maximum facilitation’ (max fac)?

The maximum facilitation proposals were a suggested solution to the problem of the need to create a border on the island of Ireland.
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What does a ‘bespoke deal’ mean?

The idea of a bespoke deal for the UK was that it would be fundamentally different to any existing agreement the EU has with a third country.
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What was a ‘facilitated customs partnership’?

The idea of a facilitated customs partnership was first proposed by Theresa May’s government in May 2018. Read this fact to find out more.
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What is the European Statutory Instruments Committee?

This is a relatively new committee of MPs in the House of Commons, created by the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018, to ‘sift’ through any changes made by ministers to the EU law that will be converted into UK law once we leave the EU.
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What is the European Scrutiny Committee?

This is a committee of MPs in the House of Commons with responsibility for assessing the importance of draft legislation submitted by the EU.
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What was the Department for Exiting the EU?

The Department for Exiting the EU (DExEU) was set up just after the EU referendum to manage and prepare for the UK’s exit from the EU.
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What was Chequers?

This refers to the outline of the UK’s future relationship with the EU that was agreed under the government of Theresa May at Chequers.
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What is CETA?

CETA, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, is the name for the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada, signed in 2016.
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What is ‘Canada + (++)’?

A number of pro-Brexit MPs, including David Davis, floated the idea a Canada +(++) model style free trade agreement with the EU.
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