February 2, 2017

What Should be Prioritised in Brexit Negotiations?

   February 2, 2017

What Should be Prioritised in Brexit Negotiations?

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Editor’s Remarks:
A new survey of the UK’s Members of Parliament shows just how divided they were going into last night’s crucial vote to formally initiate Brexit. Britain’s Supreme Court decided that Theresa May would need approval from MPs before notifying the EU of the start of withdrawal negotiations, which she has now been granted by 498 votes to 114. This particular chart shows that most MPs who voted for Brexit in the referendum value the repatriation of borders over retaining single market access, whilst Remain-voting MPs are rather divided on the issue. The numbers are especially telling of how the negotiating strategy will be formed: many Leave MPs have found a greater voice within the ruling Conservative Party since the referendum, whilst the Labour opposition has plunged further into disunity over the vote and is unlikely to pose a coherent threat to Government strategy as the bill passes through the Houses for amendment.

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