May to submit to parliamentary vote the agreement with the EU for the "brexit"

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  • Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:28
May argued that, unlike other European countries, the UK does not have a written Constitution
  • May argued that, unlike other European countries, the UK does not have a written Constitution
  • EFE

LONDON.- British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that she will submit to voting in Westminster Parliament the definitive agreement she will reach with Brussels for the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU).

In a speech in London, detailing her negotiation plan on "brexit," conservative May said both parliamentary chambers - commoners and lords - will vote on the agreement before it comes into force, predictably in 2019.

May is also awaiting a parliamentary ruling this month which could also force her to consult Parliament before activating Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which will kick off the two-year period of negotiations with the EU.

Explaining her plans, the "premier" argued that, unlike other European countries, the United Kingdom does not have a written Constitution and that parliamentary sovereignty is the basis of its "unwritten constitutional agreement".

She also confirmed that the UK will convert existing EU legislation into British legislation when it leaves the EU, but Parliament will then decide what changes will be made to each of the legislative rules.

"This will give the country the maximum certainty while we leave the EU. The same rules and laws will apply the day after the brexit, just as before. It will be the British Parliament that decides on any change to the law after a scrutiny and proper parliamentary debate," May explained.

The Conservative, which came to power last July after David Cameron's resignation over the Brexit victory in the June 23 referendum, said the British voted for control of their "own affairs".

With this decision, May added, the UK will also leave the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

"Leaving the European Union will mean that our laws will be decided by (Parliament of) Westminster," he said.

May has indicated that she will activate Article 50 before the end of next March. EFE

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