(Fixed) term-time

Just as children return to school, the Government has effectively confirmed it is dropping plans to scrap the Fixed Term Parliament Act. On Tuesday, Chris Skidmore explained that a committee will “if appropriate, make recommendations for its repeal or amendment” sometime in or after 2020. Given the Conservatives’ lack of electoral self-confidence and the Government’s slim working majority, it’s easy to see the appeal of keeping the Act on the books.

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