UK Prime Minister Theresa May could begin the formal process for exiting the European Union by triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty as early as Tuesday, according to officials in London and Brussels.
May had pledged to trigger Article 50 by the end of March, which leaves less than three weeks to begin the Brexit process.
One UK government official involved in Brexit discussions said the process could begin on Tuesday when May is due to address the House of Commons in Parliament, but would certainly start by the end of the week.
The EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill is set to be debated by lawmakers in the Commons on Monday, when they will decide whether to accept two amendments added to the bill by the House of Lords.
One of the amendments added by the House of Lords would force Downing Street to give lawmakers a “meaningful vote” on the final Brexit agreement before Britain leaves the bloc.
The other amendment requires London to…