Theresa May is set to face a grilling over her Brexit plans
The Prime Minister will be 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.
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.
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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