UK One Step Closer To Brexit After Members Of Parliament Approve Bill


By Russ Read

The British House of Commons approved a bill Monday, which would allow the prime minister to trigger the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.

The House of Commons, the U.K.’s lower house of parliament, also rejected amendments passed by the House of Lords (the upper house) which would guarantee a “meaningful” parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal negotiated between Prime Minister Theresa May and the EU.

The bill will now be sent back to the Lords Monday night for debate and a vote. If passed, it would be sent to the Queen for a symbolic approval (royal assent), which could be given as early as Tuesday morning, according to Reuters. May would then be allowed to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, which allows any EU member to leave the organization unilaterally. Before the treaty was signed in 2007, there was no legal way to exit the EU.

May is expected to wait until the end of the month to engage Article 50.

“We will not enter the negotiations with our hands tied,” said Brexit minister David Davis before the lower parliament debate on the bill.

Triggering Brexit will be the first step in what is likely to be an arduous negotiations process for May’s team. The treaty gives the U.K. two years to negotiate the details of its exit, which must then be approved by a “qualified majority” of EU member states. It can also be vetoed by the European Parliament.

Once free of the EU, May’s government would also have to revise U.K. laws and negotiate several bilateral trade agreements worldwide.

Follow Russ Read on Twitter
Send tips to
Copyright 2017 Daily Caller News Foundation
Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact


Related posts


casino online slots June 30, 2020 at 5:17 am

online slots for real money

real money online casino

wind creek casino online play July 2, 2020 at 7:18 am


virgin casino online nj login

viagra generic July 4, 2020 at 5:55 am

cheap viagra online

viagra viagra

real money casino app July 6, 2020 at 7:21 am

free slots

hollywood casino online real money

free slots July 8, 2020 at 1:07 pm

casino real money

best real casino online

personal loans July 13, 2020 at 1:52 pm

no credit check loans

payday advance

payday advance July 16, 2020 at 1:32 pm

quick cash loans

pay day loans

loans online July 19, 2020 at 12:55 pm

online loans

cash loan

viagra cost July 22, 2020 at 1:36 pm

viagra prescription

viagra 100mg

cialis 20 July 25, 2020 at 4:09 pm

cialis to buy

generic for cialis

buy cialis July 29, 2020 at 12:46 pm

cialis 5 mg

cialis 5 mg

cialis 5 mg July 31, 2020 at 9:52 pm

cialis 5 mg

cialis buy

cialis generic August 3, 2020 at 12:19 pm

5 mg cialis

cialis to buy

cialis internet August 6, 2020 at 7:36 pm

cialis internet

new cialis

casino online real money August 9, 2020 at 6:52 pm

slots real money

casino slot games

slots online August 13, 2020 at 12:11 pm

best online casino real money

slot machine games

casino slot August 17, 2020 at 3:20 am

play for real online casino games

real money casino

casino August 21, 2020 at 2:31 am

gambling casino

casino real money

online viagra August 24, 2020 at 1:41 am

viagra online usa

viagra for women

canadian viagra August 26, 2020 at 3:28 am

generic viagra 100mg

viagra online canadian pharmacy

sildenafil dosage August 29, 2020 at 6:20 am

canadian pharmacy viagra

viagra alternative

cheap cialis September 1, 2020 at 2:49 pm

cialis 20mg

discount cialis

online slots September 19, 2020 at 1:53 am

online casino gambling

free slots

Rx generic viagra November 19, 2020 at 9:59 pm

Canadian healthcare viagra sales

Buy viagra on internet

Leave a Comment