February 6, 2017    1 minute read

UK Parliament Debates Brexit

   February 6, 2017    1 minute read

UK Parliament Debates Brexit

A three-day process on the British Government’s bill to trigger withdrawal from the EU that could influence its outcome begins today.

Editor’s Remarks: A series of votes will be held on amendments to the eventual law that allows Prime Minister May to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and formally kick off Brexit proceedings. Parliament approved the law by a landslide last week, but MPs now have a chance to influence Britain’s negotiating strategy, with the pro-Remain majority in the Commons facing less risk of a decimation in the polls if they attach subtly pro-EU conditions than if they had attempted to outright block it. Some Conservative MPs have indicated intentions to break ranks if unsatisfied with May’s plan.

What to watch: Theresa May, Neil Carmichael, Anna Soubry

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