British Government Publishes 77-page Brexit Plan

By Karen Friar Markets MarketWatch Pulse

The British government has published its White Paper on Brexit, which formally lays out its strategy for the U.K.'s withdrawal from the European Union. The 77-page document was presented in the House of Commons on Thursday by David Davis, the minister in charge of Brexit, at the same time it was published online. The paper's release comes a day after lawmakers in the House of Commons voted in favor of a bill, which if it completes its process through parliament will allow U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May to begin the Brexit. May had previously rejected calls for a White Paper on her plans, but had given way in the face of pressure from her own Conservative Party as well as from opposition lawmakers.

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