British premier promises to put Brexit plan before MPs

Theresa May confirms her government will publish White Paper on Brexit for lawmakers to review

British premier promises to put Brexit plan before MPs

World Bulletin / News Desk

Britain’s premier told parliament on Wednesday her government would publish its Brexit plans for lawmakers to review -- a “White Paper”.

The announcement came a day after senior British judges said U.K. lawmakers should vote on the decision to leave the EU.

Theresa May said she recognized there was an appetite for such a document.

The prime minister was setting out her “bold plan” a day after the country’s Supreme Court said the U.K. government would have to seek an act of parliament before triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which will officially initiate Britain’s exit negotiations from the European Union.

Following the Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday, Brexit Secretary David Davis said the government would bring a bill to parliament “simply to give the government the power to invoke Article 50 and begin the process of leaving the European Union”.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Ocak 2017, 17:48