Theresa May is set to face a grilling over her Brexit plans
The Prime Minister was put under pressure to reveal more about a drafted parliamentary bill after judges this week ruled she would be forced to gain the approval of Parliament before triggering Article 50.
However, the PM’s proposed Article 50 Brexit bill is set to dominate PMQ discussions in the House of Commons as meddling MPs look to table numerous amendments.
When quizzed over whether she was going to release a White Paper on her Brexit plans, she said: "I have been clear that we will ensure Parliament has every opportunity to provide scrutiny as we go through that process.
"I recognise the appetite to see a White Paper for that plan and I can confirm a White Paper will be set out."
She added: “We’re focusing on a truly global Britain, building a stronger future for a Britain out of the EU”.
Theresa May will release a White Paper
Government Loses Brexit Vote Appeal
Tue, January 24, 2017
Britain's most senior judges ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May does not have the power to trigger the formal process Article 50 for the UK's exit from the European Union without Parliament having a say.
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Issued by the Supreme Court of (top row, from the left) Lord Neuberger, Lord Mance, Lord Kerr, Lord Sumption, (bottom row, from the left) Lady Hale, Lord Clarke, Lord Wilson and Lord Hodge, who agreed with the majority decision that the Government could not trigger Article 50 without Parliamentary approval.
Embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is set to put forward an amendment, which would mean the Government is forced to enact a second vote on the final terms of any deal, potentially delaying the triggering of Article 50.
During the session, he accused the prime minister of wasting time at the Supreme Court and asked when the White Paper will be available to Parliament.
To which Mrs May sniped back saying the Government will not sign a bad deal, adding: "As usual with Labour the right hand is not talking to the far-left."
Mr Corbyn blasted Mrs May on her post-Brexit strategy.
He said: "She will turn Britain into a bargain basement tax haven off the coast of Europe.
"We're aware of damage that would do to jobs and living standards and public services."
Mrs May responded: "I want to get a good deal and we will not sign up to a bad deal for the UK."
Mr Corbyn also went on to accuse the Tory party of ripping up workers’ rights.
Jeremy Corbyn grills Theresa May over her Brexit plans
However Mrs May hits back saying a Labour Government would “destroy our economy” by borrowing £500billion extra.
The Labour leader hailed the women that marched across the world against US president Donald Trump, to which Mrs May said she was very "pleased" to meet Mr Trump because it is a sign of the "the special relationship we intend to build".
She added: “I am not afraid to speak frankly to a President of the US. I am able to do that because we have that Special Relationship – a Special Relationship he will never have”.
Speaking of her aims for the visit, she said: "The interests of UK are put first, see trade arrangements with the US that can increase our trade and prosperity."
But Mr Corbyn blast back, slating Mrs May's "bad judgement of offering a blank cheque to President Trump."
He asks: "Will she offer some clarity and some certainty and withdraw the threats to turn Britain into a tax haven?"
However the prime minister tells Mr Corbyn he cannot even agree with his front bench after Brexit.
She said: "They can't speak for themselves, they'll never speak for Britain," to roars of laughter and "more!" from Tory MPs.
Labour are proposing a vote should be held early enough to be sent back to Brussels if it needs to be “improved or amended”.
While Mr Corbyn has maintained his party will not block Article 50 from being triggered, he still plans to table amendments “to make demands on rights, protections and market access”.
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