Bri­tish PM ‘will not tol­er­ate’ law­mak­ers block­ing Brexit

Global Times - Weekend - - WORLD -

Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May warned pro-EU MPs that she “will not tol­er­ate” ef­forts to block Brexit through par­lia­men­tary ma­noeu­vres, in a col­umn in Fri­day’s Daily Tele­graph.

As Brexit talks re­sumed in Brus­sels, May sought to reim­pose her author­ity over po­ten­tial rebels fol­low­ing a chaotic week in which she lost two min­is­ters in separate scan­dals.

Cru­cial leg­is­la­tion to put ex­ist­ing EU reg­u­la­tions on the do­mes­tic statute book in a bid to avoid le­gal chaos af­ter Brexit is cur­rently work­ing its way through par­lia­ment, with many amend­ments al­ready lodged.

“The EU With­drawal Bill is the sin­gle most sig­nif­i­cant piece of leg­is­la­tion in this par­lia­ment be­cause it is fun­da­men­tal to de­liv­er­ing a smooth and or­derly Brexit,” wrote May.

“Where MPs think they can im­prove the Bill, this gov­ern­ment will lis­ten to them.

“But we will not tol­er­ate at­tempts from any quar­ter to use the process of amend­ments to this bill as a mech­a­nism to try to block the demo­cratic wishes of the Bri­tish peo­ple by at­tempt­ing to slow down or stop our de­par­ture from the Euro­pean Union,” she added.

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