The government has published a draft legislation that will allow the UK to start the process of leaving of the EU.
“The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill has been produced after the Supreme Court ruled legislation would be necessary” Jeremy Corbyn has ordered the MPs to back the bill to let the Prime Minister, Theresa May, to trigger Brexit. She has promised to do that by the end of March. The government was forced to draw up the legislation after losing an appeal at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, when judges ruled that Parliament must give permission to start the Brexit process.
Theresa May, Prime Minister
The bill is due to be initially debated by MPs on Tuesday – in a sitting that may last until midnight – and clear the Commons on 8 February, after which it will move to the House of Lords.
By Erol Hayrula