Brexit legislation will be published on May 24: PM Theresa May

The legislation has been roundly criticised despite attempts by Theresa May to broaden its appeal and overcome divisions in parliament over the right way to leave the European Union.
The legislation has been roundly criticised despite attempts by Theresa May to broaden its appeal and overcome divisions in parliament over the right way to leave the European Union.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

LONDON (REUTERS) - Britain will on Friday (May 24) publish legislation to implement its departure from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament on Wednesday (May 22).

The so-called Withdrawal Agreement Bill must be passed into law, requiring approval by a majority in parliament, before the deal Britain has agreed with the EU can take effect.

The legislation has been roundly criticised despite attempts by Mrs May to broaden its appeal and overcome divisions in parliament over the right way to leave the EU.

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