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Watch: What is the role of Parliament in Brexit?

25 November 2016

What is the role of Parliament in Brexit?

The Rt Hon Lord Lisvane KCB DL, former Clerk of the House of Commons and member of the House of Lords, speaks to DeHavilland’s Senior Political Analyst Mike Indian about the role of Parliament in Brexit. 

In this first part, he discusses the possibility of the Government needing parliamentary approval to trigger Article 50 and how it would be "preferable" for Prime Minister Theresa May to legislate to obtain this, as opposed to opting for a "superficial resolution".

Lord Lisvane also discussed how parliamentarians could hold ministers to account on the process and how he was “sympathetic” with the position of not offering a “running commentary” on Brexit.

In the second video, Lord Lisvane speak about the role of select committees in scrutinising leaving the EU, how everyone can engage in that process and how the Great Repeal Bill will work.

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Mike Indian, Senior Political Analyst
Mike Indian
Senior Political Analyst

Mike Indian is Senior Political Analyst and a member of DeHavilland’s Editorial team, leading on infrastructure and Scottish affairs. He leads on DeHavilland's dynamic content, specifically videos and podcasts, and regularly appears in the media as a political commentator. A graduate of Lancaster University, he has worked as a freelance journalist.