Theresa May warned MPs not to oppose the will of the British people
Discussing her visit to an informal EU summit last week, she said this afternoon: "It is time to get on with leaving the European Union.
"The message is clear to all: this house has spoken and now is not the time to obstruct the democratically expressed wishes of the British people."
She was speaking in the House of Commons as MPs prepared for three days of debates over a bill which will allow her to formally begin the Brexit process.
Theresa May said: "Our European partners now want to get on with the negotiations, so do I, and so does this house, which last week voted by a majority of 384 in favour of triggering Article 50."
She said it was time to work towards a "global, self-governing Britain", to cheers from supporters.
MPs will begin debating a raft of proposed amendments to the bill at around 4.30pm – with many changes proposed by Labour, SNP and Lib Dems MPs.
One such amendment regards the post-Brexit status of Irish citizens in Britain.
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While the bill has already been approved in theory, the nuts and bolts of Britain's exit from the European Union still need to be discussed.
The bill will also be discussed tomorrow and on Wednesday. Once passed, the PM will be able to formally trigger Article 50 and begin Britain's EU divorce in earnest.
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