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British Prime Minister Theresa May Concedes Need For Brexit Commons Debate

Theresa May has bowed to pressure and committed to holding a parliamentary debate on Brexit before triggering the Article 50 EU exit mechanism. But the British prime minister has stopped short of promising MPs a vote on the issue, and Wednesday faces further pressure from the opposition Labour party in an initial debate. The governing Conservative Party is split over the terms Britain should seek to obtain in its exit negotiations, and Wednesday Labour will seek to exploit this with a parliamentary motion calling for a “full and transparent debate” allowing the Commons to “properly scrutinize” the government’s position before it triggers Article 50.
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