British Parliament votes in favour of Brexit process

The Prime Minister, May, told the House of Commons that she would publish her detailed plan for Brexit in the form of a "white paper" on Thursday.

British Parliament votes in favour of Brexit process

Members of the United Kingdom Parliament have voted in favour of allowing the government to begin the process of Brexit by a majority of 384 votes.

According to CNN, Members of the House of Commons on Wednesday voted by 498 to 114 to advance the bill that would give Prime Minister Theresa May the authority to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the formal process of leaving the EU.

The bill now faces further scrutiny in the Commons and the House of Lords before it can become law.


The Prime Minister, May, told the House of Commons that she would publish her detailed plan for Brexit in the form of a "white paper" on Thursday.

The decision came after two days of debate that exposed divisions within the ruling Conservative party and the main opposition Labour party.

While addressing the Parliament, May said MPs had a responsibility to respect the result of the June 2016 referendum, when Britain voted to leave the EU by 52% to 48%.

"We gave the right of judgment on this issue to the British people," May said. "They made their choice, they want to leave the EU.