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UK’s May Says Lawmakers Can Debate Brexit Process, No Article 50 Vote

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said yesterday parliament would have every opportunity to debate her government’s plans to leave the European Union, but ruled out letting it vote on triggering the formal Brexit procedure.

May has been under pressure to divulge more of her plans for Britain’s exit from the bloc beyond her catchphrase that “Brexit means Brexit”, but in a lively session of parliament her government said it had little concrete to give away.

Uncertainty over what kind of deal Britain will pursue in some of the most complex talks it has undertaken since World War Two has unsettled investors and markets.

The British currency is particularly sensitive to any suggestion that the country might be heading toward a “hard Brexit”, or a clean break from the EU’s single market of 500 million consumers in order to control immigration.

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