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May clear she wants Brexit bill to pass unamended - spokesman
March 7, 2017 / 11:30 AM / 8 months ago

May clear she wants Brexit bill to pass unamended - spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May has been clear she wants a bill that gives her the power to trigger formal divorce talks with the European Union to pass into law unamended, her spokesman said on Tuesday.

EMBARGOED UNTIL 7/3/17 0001GMT Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May talks with students in a mathematics class during a visit to King's College London Mathematics School in central London March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Victoria Jones/Pool

“She’s been clear that she wants an unamended bill to pass. This is a simple bill with one purpose -- to give the government the power to trigger Article 50,” the spokesman told reporters, referring to Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty which starts the divorce talks.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Alistair Smout

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