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British PM to Start Brexit Process in Spring 2017

British PM to Start Brexit Process in Spring 2017

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will formally begin the Brexit process by the end of March 2017, in an interview with the BBC.
Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show, she did not give an exact date beyond saying "by the end of March" for triggering Article 50 in the Lisbon treaty of the EU needed by a member state to exit the bloc.
May said she hoped there would now be "preparatory work" with the remaining EU members so that "once the trigger comes we will have a smoother process of negotiation".
She added: "It is important for the UK and Europe as a whole to do this in the best possible way so there is a smooth transition (for the UK) away from the EU."
In an interview with the Sunday Times, May said that she is to put a new law in next spring before the British Parliament to repeal the act passed in 1972 that took the country into the EU.
The so-called "Great Repeal Act", to be announced in the forthcoming Queen's Speech at the official opening of Parliament, will end the supremacy of all European laws in the British courts.
Members in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, who are highly split over the Brexit issues, will be forced to vote on the bill. (Xinhua)