May warns UK lawmakers ahead of crucial Brexit debate


UK Prime Minister Theresa May has warned British lawmakers that her recently-unveiled Brexit bill is the best way to avoid the “cliff edge,” amid growing criticism in Parliament about her handling of Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU).

The MPs on Thursday are set to debate for the first time a bill the government formally drafted in mid-June to enact the divorce process, which proposes the details of replacing EU laws with British laws, ending the supremacy of the European Court of Justice in the UK.

It also authorizes British ministers to amend pieces of legislation that won’t be applicable after London officially bids farewell to the 28-member bloc.

“(It is) the single most important step we can take to prevent a cliff-edge for people and businesses, because it transfers laws and provides legal continuity,” May said in comments provided by her office on Saturday.

Leading the opposition against May’s Brexit plans has…

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