House of Commons OKs Brexit bill


Now that the legislation has been approved by the House of Commons, it will be put before the House of Lords for a final decision later this month.

Brexit: Legal battle over UK's single market membership

Lawyers say uncertainty over the UK's European Economic Area membership means ministers could be stopped from taking Britain out of the single market.

They will argue the UK will not leave the EEA automatically when it leaves the EU and Parliament should decide.

But the government said EEA membership ends when the UK leaves the EU.

The single market allows the tariff-free movement of goods, services, money and people within the European Union, as if it was a single country.

Trump's Brexit-style win is bad news for Britain

He was right: the same upsurge of populist support he enjoyed to win the presidency was reminiscent of the way millions of working-class voters in the UK ignored the warnings of the Westminster establishment and voted for Britain to leave the EU.

Brexit case campaigner gets online death, rape threats

A look at Twitter also reveals a catalog of racist and sexist abuse against Miller, whose legal action thwarted the UK government's plans to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty -- starting the formal process of Britain leaving the European Union -- without a vote in Parliament.

Boris Johnson's secret pro-EU article revealed

In a previously unpublished column he penned in February, Johnson -- now the UK's foreign secretary -- urged Britain to stay in the EU, just two days before he came out against the Remain campaign.

Theresa May dismisses Jeremy Corbyn's Brexit 'shambles' claim

During Prime Minister's Questions she said she wanted "maximum possible access" for the UK to the single market after leaving the European Union.

Mr Corbyn said the government had "no answers", but Mrs May promised to be "ambitious" in Brexit negotiations and to exert greater migration control.

But several senior Tories demanded more clarity about the UK's aims.

Brexit: British PM to trigger Article 50 by end of March

The PM's announcement on triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty - which begins the formal negotiation process - means the UK looks set to leave the EU by the summer of 2019.

Mrs May also promised a bill to remove the European Communities Act 1972 from the statute book.

She said this would make the UK an "independent, sovereign nation".

The repeal of the 1972 Act will not take effect until the UK leaves the EU under Article 50.

Brexit: May to introduce EU repeal bill in Queen's Speech

It will remove the European Communities Act 1972 from the statute book and end the supremacy in Britain of EU law.

The government will also enshrine all existing EU law into British law and anything deemed unnecessary will be abolished later.

Her pledge comes as the Conservatives gather for their annual conference.

The repeal of the 1972 Act will not take effect until the UK leaves the EU under the process for quitting the bloc known as Article 50.

Mrs May has previously said she will not start the formal process of leaving the EU until next year.


Commissioner: UK 'must avoid data protection Brexit'

"I don't think Brexit should mean Brexit when it comes to standards of data protection," Elizabeth Denham told BBC Radio 4's PM programme.

She added she would press WhatsApp over plans to share data with Facebook.

The new EU data protection regulations are designed to strengthen the rights individuals have over their data.

The idea is to make companies take the issue of data protection far more seriously.

Brexit: Italian PM Matteo Renzi warns UK over EU rights

Matteo Renzi warned that leaving the EU would be a "very difficult process" - but the problems could be solved only after the UK began the exit procedure.

He said the Brexit vote had been "a bad decision" but had to be respected.

Mr Renzi said he was ready to work with UK PM Theresa May to build the "best alliance" between the UK and the EU.

Mr Renzi said he had been shocked and saddened by the EU referendum result, but repeated Mrs May's vow that "Brexit is Brexit", saying democracy had to be respected.