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Seven days: 7 December 2018

Seven days: 7 December 2018

Brexit blunder

Theresa May's government made history this week after being found in contempt of parliament for ignoring MP's requests to disclose legal advice on the EU withdrawal agreement, forcing the publication of the publication of the six-page document on 5 December. The legal advice by attorney general Geoffrey Cox said the proposed backstop arrangement to avoid a hard Irish border could "endure indefinitely", with the UK unable to withdraw from the arrangement without a subsequent legal agreement. Sterling slid to its lowest point in a year and a half following MPs contempt vote before regaining some ground. 

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