UK parliament gives PM May power to trigger Brexit

494 to 122 lawmakers voted in favour of a law giving May the right to start the formal Brexit process


Reuters February 09, 2017
Theresa May speaks to reporters after being confirmed as the leader of the Conservative Party and Britain's next Prime Minister outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London, July 11, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May won approval from parliament's lower chamber on Wednesday to trigger Britain's exit from the European Union, defeating attempts by pro-EU lawmakers to attach extra conditions to her plan to start divorce talks by March 31.

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In the lower house, 494 to 122 lawmakers voted in favour of a law giving May the right to start the formal Brexit process, ending days of intense debate which have tested May's slim parliamentary majority.

The bill must now be approved by the upper chamber, in which May does not have a majority, before it becomes law.

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smith james | 4 years ago | Reply i think is good for UK to leave EU
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