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Brexit white paper: key points explained


A day after parliament voted overwhelmingly to give Theresa May the power to trigger article 50, the government presented MPs with its formal policy paper setting out how the UK proposes to leave the EU.

Here are the key points of the Brexit white paper, which essentially builds and expands on May’s Lancaster House speech last month. It amounts to a list of objectives, many of which will not necessarily be easy to achieve.

Sovereignty, great repeal bill and control of UK laws

The paper says the British parliament has been sovereign throughout the UK’s EU membership, “but it has not always felt like that” – a striking comment. Full Story

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