UK lawmakers demand full disclosure on May’s Brexit deal with EU

UK lawmakers demand full disclosure on May's Brexit deal with EU
By Editor

Parliamentarians in the United Kingdom lower chamber House of Commons have all backed a motion, tabled a day before by six parties, demanding full disclosure of the Brexit legal advice.

The move came after Prime Minister Theresa May failed to publish the Brexit legal advise she had with the European Union with reports suggesting the UK government will publish in full the legal advice.

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Reports say the motion to publish the legal advise was backed by 311 votes to 293 in the lower chamber House of Commons marked the first time in history a UK government has been found in contempt of parliament.

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said the government’s failure to publish the Brexit legal advise may have contravened parliamentary rules.

In a statement to the Commons on Monday evening, Bercow said there was an “arguable case” that a contempt of Parliament had been committed by the government after it refused to reveal the full extent of counsel it had been given on May’s EU withdrawal plan.

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