Britain lays out Brexit blueprint
(London) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s government published its blueprint for Brexit after winning a first parliamentary vote on a bill that would empower her to start pulling Britain out of the EU.
London is aiming for a “new, positive and constructive partnership between Britain and the European Union that works in our mutual interest”, Brexit minister David Davis said as he launched the 77-page document in parliament.
The plan says Britain will aim to create a new mechanism to settle trade disputes once it leaves the European Union and pass new immigration and customs laws.
The blueprint set out in writing the 12 negotiating objectives May laid down in a landmark speech last month.
It outlined Britain’s aims as May prepares to begin the process of officially quitting the EU following last June’s historic referendum vote.