May promises White Paper on Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May has promised that the government will publish a White Paper setting out its Brexit plans, during Prime Minister’s Questions.

The news comes after a number of Conservative MPs had joined the Labour party in requesting clarification on the government’s Brexit plans.

It also follows a Supreme Court ruling which directed that the government could not invoke Article 50 until it had put the vote to parliament. A short bill is expected to be published on Thursday 26 January.

The White Paper will set out proposals for future acts of Parliament, regarding the UK’s negotiations in leaving the EU.

During the Prime Minister’s Questions, May said she recognised there was an ‘appetite’ for a White Paper setting out her ‘bold plan’.