Full Steam Ahead! Queen Set to Sign Brexit into LAW as May Prepares to Trigger Article 50
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- Full Steam Ahead! Queen Set to Sign Brexit into LAW as May Prepares to Trigger Article 50
by ALISON LITTLE, DEPUTY POLITICAL EDITOR, http://www.express.co.uk/
THE Queen was poised to sign Britain’s Brexit into law as early as this morning, it emerged yesterday as Parliament prepared to pass the crucial legislation to put last year’s historic referendum vote into action.
A copy of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill was set to be raced to Buckingham Palace for the monarch to give her Royal Assent – possibly at her desk after breakfast when she customarily deals with official papers.
But Theresa May confounded predictions she would today exercise the power newly conferred on her by the legislation to trigger up to two years of formal exit talks with the EU. The Prime Minister is now expected to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty towards the end of the month – just before her self-imposed deadline of March 31. But MPs can grill her on her plans today in the Commons when she reports back on last Thursday’s EU summit in Brussels.