Top News
news_img Remarks against PM Modi: Court reserves order on complaint seeking FIR against Rahul Gandhi  ||   news_img Ex-NFL star Kellen Winslow's rape trial gets ugly fast with first accuser's testimony  ||   news_img Giants score three in ninth to beat Braves 4-3  ||   news_img SC agrees to hear BJP candidate's plea seeking protection from arrest  ||   news_img Fake news rampant after Sri Lanka attacks despite social media ban  ||   news_img Lok Sabha results 2019: Key developments  ||   news_img TOI’s #PredictThePoll contest: Chance to win prizes worth lakhs of rupees  ||   news_img Opinion: Raptors show in Game 4 that they can win without a fully functional Kawhi Leonard  ||   news_img The arrest of a 12-year-old boy in the same city where Stephon Clark was killed has renewed criticism of police  ||   news_img China delivers first overhauled JF-17 fighter jet to Pakistan  ||   news_img 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood': First reactions call Quentin Tarantino's film 'brilliant'  ||   news_img Sikh body appeals to Pakistan government to not strip land around Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib  ||   news_img Clayton Kershaw gets 8 Ks, Dodgers beat Tampa Bay 7-3  ||   news_img Greased climbing, school ties, bobcat tracking: News from around our 50 states  ||   news_img Tariffs cause price hike, worry for bike industry  ||   news_img A myth? A leaf? Aquarium displays rare sea dragons  ||   news_img Tariffs cause price hike, worry for bike industry  ||   news_img EC wants to set new precedent of 'dark secrets', 'secluded chambers': Congress  ||   news_img Raptors even Eastern Conference finals with blowout Game 4 win over Bucks  ||   news_img Two terrorists killed in encounter in Kulgam  ||            

British Government To Put Forward Brexit Bill
By satya sruthi On 15 May, 2019  


London:

Prime Minister Theresa May's government will publish draft legislation in the first week of June that would allow Brexit to proceed if approved by parliament, a Downing Street spokesman announced on Tuesday.

The statement came after talks between May and opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on a possible compromise that would end a deadlock on Brexit in parliament.

May met with Corbyn "to make clear our determination to bring the talks to a conclusion and deliver on the referendum result to leave the EU.

"We will therefore be bringing forward the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in the week beginning June 3," the spokesman said, referring to a draft law based on the divorce deal agreed with EU leaders.

May was seeking a "stable majority in parliament that will ensure the safe passage of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill and the UK's swift exit from the EU," the spokesman said.

For the past six weeks, ministers and their Labour counterparts have been discussing how parliament might accept the agreement May struck with the European Union last year.

Progress has been painfully slow, and there are growing calls in May's Conservative party to abandon the process.

But her ministers discussed at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday "the compromises which the government was prepared to consider" and agreed to keep talking, May's spokesman said.

They also said it was "imperative" that any exit plan be approved by parliament before MPs go on their summer holiday, which normally begins at the end of July.

"What she (May) is working to do is to get a deal passed as soon as possible," the spokesman said.

MPs have already rejected May's Brexit deal three times.

She turned to Labour last month in the hope of finding a way through, but the party is insisting on a close trading relationship with the EU that many Conservative MPs reject.

A Labour party spokesperson said Corbyn had raised "concerns about the prime minister's ability to deliver on any compromise agreement".

"He raised doubts over the credibility of government commitments," the spokesperson said, following statements by Conservative MPs seeking to replace May.

After twice delaying Brexit, Britain is reluctantly taking part in European Parliament elections on May 23, almost three years after the referendum vote to leave the bloc.

The government had hoped to get the London parliament's agreement for the divorce deal in the coming weeks so British MEPs would never have to take their seats.

But the goal outlined on Tuesday, of getting the bill to ratify the treaty passed by the end of July, suggests they will have to.

"The factual position is if MEPs are elected and (the British) parliament has not approved a withdrawal agreement bill which has achieved royal assent by June 30, they will take their seats," May's spokesman said.



Submit your comment

About Us Terms & Conditions Disclaimer
Advertise Contact
register and win

NRIS.COM is one of the premier NRI website that provides a range of resourceful services to Indian expats residing in the USA. Visiting the site you will find comprehensive information related to restaurants, casinos, pubs, temples, carpool, movies, education, real estate, and forums. The simple and easy to navigate format allows NRIs to gain information within a fraction of a second. Moreover, advertising through its column of Indian free classifieds in USA allow businesses to improve visibility of their brand.

National NRI's Chat (0 Users Online)