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  1. What a difference a majority makes…


    Copyright: PA Media

    After December’s election, Boris Johnson is in a much stronger position than he was previously, with a majority of 80 in the Commons.

    This means plans the government puts forward are likely to pass, as there aren’t enough opposition MPs to vote against them.

    Such plans, of course, include the PM’s Brexit bill, which passed through the Commons last week.

    As the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg said: «There was not a single moment of doubt, of jeopardy, no sniff of uncertainty or truly fierce debate that might have stopped it happening.»

    Now the legislation is in the Lords, so we can expect some debate on the topic, but little to change.