July 13, 2017 / 3:22 PM / 15 days ago

UK parliament to begin debate on Brexit laws in September - May's spokeswoman

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LONDON (Reuters) - The British government intends to begin a parliamentary debate on its legislative plan for Brexit in September, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokeswoman said on Thursday, after the 'European Union (Withdrawal) Bill' was published.

The bill, which is expected to be the subject of a long and divisive debate over the nature of Britain's withdrawal, will sever ties with the bloc determine how existing EU laws are transferred into British law.

Reporting by Kylie Maclellan, writing by William James; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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