Update: The journey to Brexit

The Government is to publish legislation to pave the way for Brexit negotiations with the European Union within days. It comes after Theresa May’s administration lost its appeal in the Supreme Court over whether an Act of Parliament is required authorising it to invoke Article 50 – the formal notification of the UK’s intention to leave the EU. While the Secretary of State for Brexit, David Davis, has said that the Government believes the bill would be short and straightforward, a number of MPs on both sides of the Commons, as well as peers in the House of Lords, have indicated that they will table amendments while a small number have said they will vote against invoking Article 50. Last week Mrs May was forced into a climb down and announced that the Government would publish a white paper setting out its aims in the Brexit negotiations with the EU. This came after about 12 Conservative MPs threatened to rebel in any vote on a bill. Mrs May has repeatedly said that she will trigg


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