Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to leave the European Union is expected to survive weeks of intense parliamentary scrutiny, which started on Tuesday, despite pro-EU lawmakers’ attempts to force the government to rethink its strategy.
May’s government is seeking approval for a new law giving her the right to trigger Article 50 – the legal process for leaving the bloc – after the Supreme Court ruled last week that she could not take that decision unilaterally.
“This bill simply seeks to deliver the outcome of the referendum – a decision the people of the UK have already made. They will view any attempt to halt its progress dimly,” Brexit minister David Davis told lawmakers at the start of a two day debate on the bill – the first stage in the lawmaking process.
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