British Prime Minister Theresa May urge UK Parliament to allow government conduct its Brexit plan

November 6, 2016 3:00 pm

British Prime Minister (Photo by AFP)

British Prime Minister Theresa May has urged the Parliament to accept the vote, saying the MPs must allow the government to carry out its plan.
“While others seek to tie our negotiating hands, the government will get on with the job of delivering the decision of the British people,” May said in a statement on Sunday.
“It was MPs who overwhelmingly decided to put the decision in their hands. The result was clear. It was legitimate. MPs and peers who regret the referendum result need to accept what the people decided.”
This comes after three senior judges ruled Thursday that Parliament, not the government alone, can trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the formal process for beginning Brexit.
The ruling means May would not be able to trigger Article 50 without parliamentary approval, although she had already said she would start the process by March 2017 and bring it to completion in two years.
In an exclusive writing for The Sunday Telegraph, she said, “Instead of re-fighting the battles of the past, we should be focusing on how we can come together as a country to make the most of this great national opportunity and forge a bold, confident, global future for .”
She also said that the UK needs to stick to the “plan and timetable” and get on “with the work of developing our negotiating strategy and not putting all our cards on the table.”
On June 23, nearly 52 percent of Britons voted to leave the European Union, after 43 years of membership, a decision that sent shockwaves throughout the world.
On October 12, May said that the British Parliament would not vote on triggering the EU divorce, but a debate can be held over the government’s Brexit plan.
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