Last Update 12:42
Sunday, 17 November 2019

Parliament rebellion leaves UK with compressed Brexit timetable: PM May's spokesman

Reuters , Thursday 14 Dec 2017
Views: 1974
Views: 1974

Britain now faces a compressed timetable to pass all the laws it needs to get ready for Brexit, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday after lawmakers defeated the government on proposed changes to its EU withdrawal legislation.

"This is a very specific amendment which would compress the time we have to pass secondary legislation under Clause 9 in time for exit day, when the withdrawal agreement comes into force, so we now need to consider if further changes are needed," the spokesman told reporters.

He said the government had no plans to withdraw a separate proposal to write into law its 29 March 2019 European Union exit date.


Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.