Greater parliamentary involvement in Brexit process could delay Theresa Mays exit plans

British lawmakers are pressuring the government to give them a say on negotiating terms for the U.K.'s exit from the European Union.

Like the Prime Minister, he batted off questions on whether there would be a vote.

But the Prime Minister stressed the 23 June vote also meant "we should control the movement of people from the European Union into the UK".

They said: "Given you have consistently spoken up throughout your career in a highly principled way about the importance of parliamentary sovereignty, we hope you will reflect again on the decision to deny the country's elected representatives the opportunity to debate and vote on the Government's plan for Brexit before Article 50 is triggered". The court is also considering a related lawsuit filed by London hairdresser Deir Dos Santos.

The Brexit secretary said it was "not black or white" whether the United Kingdom would stay in the single market and parliament could not expect to be given every detail of the government's plans for leaving.

"It's about democracy", she said.

But he insisted: "What I won't allow is any party to have a veto on the decision to leave the European Union".

Andrew Blick, an expert on the Magna Carta at King's College London, said the case involves an argument that dates back nearly 400 years to the English Civil War as to whether power ultimately rests in the executive or Parliament.

Claire Perry, the former rail minister, was cheered by Labour MPs as she declared: "I'm extremely concerned by what has happened to sterling and what has happened to interest rates since the Prime Minister's comments at the conference". Around three-quarters of the 650 members of the lower house backed remaining in the European Union before the referendum. "We do not believe this case has legal merit. But if that circumstance arose, we'd basically see not just the meltdown of the government but potentially the whole constitutional and political system". "There will not be a vote on triggering Article 50".

He said his duty to his constituents transcended his duty to his party on the matter, accounting for his criticism of his own government.

Historically, Royal Prerogative has also applied to foreign affairs and the negotiation of treaties.

"The idea that parliament somehow wasn't going to be able to discuss, debate, question. was frankly completely wrong", Ms.

"We are not asking ourselves what bits of our membership we want to retain", she said. March 31 is the government's self-imposed deadline for invoking Article 50, which would formally trigger the withdrawal from the bloc.

The British Parliament will debate on Wednesday on the government's negotiating procedure, a proposal put forward by the Labour Mps, but also supported by of some members of May's Conservative Party.

Jeremy Corbyn has claimed the government has "no plans, no strategy, no clarity, no transparency or no chance of scrutiny" of negotiating Article 50.

Of the 36 respondents from the remain camp, 14 said they had come round to backing a start to Brexit negotiations.

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