The lower house of Parliament before Britain adopted the bill on introduction of procedure of the British exit from the EU. For the government submitted a draft law voted 494 deputies, against — 122, the BBC reports.
Now the bill of Brexit, giving Prime Minister Theresa may right to use article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on the EU, will be considered by the upper chamber of the legislature — the house of lords, which should proceed to the discussion of the bill not earlier than February 20, after a two week vacation. According to the newspaper The Telegraph, the third, the last reading of the bill in the House of lords in the absence of obstacles and delays on 7 March.
The previous reading of the bill took place a week ago. Then for the bill voted 498 parliamentarians, 114 voted against it.
Initially Theresa may intended to start negotiations with the EU. First, however, London’s High court and then Supreme court ordered her to seek the approval of lawmakers, after which the bill was introduced in Parliament.
During consideration of the bill, the MPs proposed to him almost 300 amendments, but all were rejected. Thus, the Cabinet of Ministers has avoided the need to obtain the approval of the regional parliaments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to begin negotiations or to report to the deputies about the progress of discussions with Brussels.
In addition, had rejected the amendments of the party of Liberal Democrats about the need for a second referendum on Brexit and a labour party offering to stop the implementation of the plans of the government may on the operation of the offshore regime, after leaving the EU with the aim of increasing the country’s attractiveness for international business, reports TASS.
At the same time, the government has to meet the requirements of some deputies, promising that after the completion of negotiations with Brussels, the Parliament will vote for the final text of the agreement reached after two years of negotiations. But to change anything in this document, the parliamentarians will not. However, the government are confident that such a scenario will not come.
Meanwhile, the labour party is gaining momentum serious conflict. The leader of the party Jeremy Corbyn demanded from his party members to adhere to strict discipline in support of the bill. On the rights of the head of the party, he used the so-called notice with three underscores, which obliges MPs to attend the Parliament session and to vote for the bill in accordance with the party line.
Observers predicted that such an approach threatens to result in resignations of key figures in the shadow Cabinet, confirmed. Shortly before the final vote on his resignation announced Clive Lewis, who served in the Cabinet as Minister for business, energy and industrial policies. Some labour party did not listen to Corbin and voted against Brexit.
Theresa may hopes that she will be able to obtain the approval of both chambers by March 31. This date she has designated as the deadline to apply article 50 and begin the movement for an independent Britain.
The house of Commons of the Parliament of Britain passed a bill to Brexit 09.02.2017