Lawmakers to show strategy for Brexit negotiations in May
LONDON | Britain’s House of Commons voted Wednesday to back Prime Minister Theresa May’s March 31 deadline to start the U.K.’s formal exit from the European Union, after the government agreed to publish details of its negotiating plan.
The Conservative government has been reluctant to reveal much about its strategy or goals, saying that would weaken its hand in negotiations with the EU. Fearing defeat through an opposition motion calling for ministers to disclose more details before the talks start, the government agreed to publish a plan. However, it did not make any promises on how specific the plan would be.
The motion passed easily after the main opposition Labor Party said it would accept the amendment.