U.K. Parliament delivers rebuke to government over Brexit


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(Worthy News) - The British government received a historic rebuke from lawmakers on Tuesday over its Brexit plans -- an inauspicious sign for Prime Minister Theresa May as she opened an epic debate in Parliament that will decide the fate of her divorce deal with the European Union.

Legislators in the House of Commons found the government in contempt of Parliament for refusing to publish in full the advice it had received from the country’s top law officer about the terms of Britain’s departure from the EU.

The vote has little direct impact on the Brexit debate, but reflects mounting tension between the government and Parliament over the next steps in the U.K.’s exit. The reprimand, by 311 votes to 293, marks the first time a British government has been found in contempt of Parliament. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]

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