What was the Brady amendment?
The Brady amendment was an amendment to a government motion on its progress on Brexit that was passed by the House of Commons on 29 January 2019, proposed by Sir Graham Brady, then chair of the backbench 1922 committee. The amendment called on the Government to renegotiate the provisions in the Withdrawal Agreement relating to the Northern Ireland backstop, and replace it with ‘alternative arrangements’. The amendment was passed with the official support of the government. The government was not, however, able to agree ‘alternative arrangements’ with the EU and the May deal did not pass.