Monday, March 13, 2017

Government given authority to trigger article 50

The House of Commons voted overwhelmingly today to reverse amendments which the House of Lords has proposed to the EU Withdrawal bill, and the House of Lords then voted not to challenge the elected house again.

This means that  the EU Withdrawal Bill is likely to become law tomorrow and the government will be able to keep to the planned timetable of giving notice to leave the EU by the end of March.

Meanwhile, as the BBC put it, the SNP have got their retaliation in first by threatening to call another Independence Referendum in response to the British move to leave the EU.

Whatever happens it is going to be a momentous few weeks.

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