UK Prime Minister Theresa May Starts Formal Parliament Discussion On Brexit Process
U.K. Prime Minister May has started the formal debate with the parliament to initiate the formal process of Brexit. Torry and Labour supported the implementation, but Liberal Democrats and Scottish National Party opposed the Brexit which has been decided by the majority of citizens.
Brexit Secretary David Davis as quoted by BBC said the legislation process is regarding the implementation of a decision which has been made in the referendum by voters. He said that attempt from the MP to halt the Brexit will be viewed by citizens as an attempt to slow down the process.
The discussion has taken place Tuesday, Jan. 31 and extended to midnight to accommodate more speakers, as many of the 99 members of parliament wanted to express their opinion. The debate is scheduled for two days. On Wednesday evening, the vote to initiate the Brexit process will take place.
According to Reuters, the government plan for Brexit will not meet a significant obstacle to passing scrutiny from the parliament. So far, the scrutiny is focusing to reveal the detail plans of her plan and strategy to initiate the Lisbon Treaty. The discussion gives an opportunity for parliament and devolved leaders to voice their opinion on the Brexit strategy.
The majority of the parliament members agreed with the approach which Prime Minister May has already planned to start the Brexit process. However, there are some lawmakers who propose to amend the bill and even try block Brexit entirely.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ordered the members to support the government’s Brexit plan, giving Torry government more power in the vote. However, there are some oppositions from Labour which proposed an amendment to the bill. Other parties have also submitted the amendment of the Brexit process.
As for now, there are five amendments being submitted to Brexit bill. Those amendments are aiming to halt the Brexit bill and proposed by different opposition parties. Those parties expected the debate will also include the vote on the amendments.