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Government in a pickle over contempt proceedings

It’s just another day in office for Theresa May’s shaky government. Today MPs will enjoy the first of many days of debate over the seemingly doomed EU withdrawal agreement but before they get to that ministers must try and avoid being found in contempt of Parliament.

After the government refused to publish the full legal advice on May’s Brexit deal (following an Opposition Day debate calling for it), Attorney General Geoffrey Cox appeared in the Chamber in a bid to satisfy MPs by answering questions on the agreement....

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