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Boris Johnson's Internal Market Bill passes at Second Reading with comfortable majority

Duncan Hall

15th September 2020

Some were expecting a significant backbench rebellion on the Internal Market Bill after ministers admitted that it broke international law. In the end only 3 Conservative MPs voted against the bill (a further 30 appeared to abstain).

Read this BBC article for further details about how the government minimised the rebellion but also about how the bill may yet face opposition and further rebellion at later stages.

Brexit: Internal Market Bill clears first hurdle in Commons

Duncan Hall

Duncan Hall is Subject Lead for Politics and Sociology for tutor2u. Duncan is an experienced social science and humanities teacher, writer and senior examiner. He has taught Politics and Sociology A Level for many years and has a PhD in Social History.

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