UK Parliament passes bill to negotiate Brexit

Theresa May could divorce the EU by next week

May could begin the process as early as Tuesday, but it's expected to be postponed until the end of the month to avoid a clash with Dutch elections on Wednesday.

Diplomats will start preparing for an extraordinary summit. Once the leaders have adopted their guidelines, "the commission would then immediately issue a recommendation to open the negotiations" for the Europe ministers to authorize.

According to the Independent a spokesman for the United Kingdom government confirmed that while Article 50 will not be triggered this week, it will have been by the end of the month.

The guidelines will have a broad political message "but you could probably write them yourself", as they cover much of what leaders have already been saying for months, a European diplomat told AFP.

The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier is reported to take a position that the Brexit divorce deal would have to be finalised before any future arrangements are negotiated.

With British Prime Minister Theresa May now free to trigger article 50, Guy Verhofstadt insisted that MEPs must have their say if a deal between the bloc and Britain is to be reached.

This is when the Britain-EU talks actually begin.

In 2014, voters in Scotland rejected a similar independence referendum by a margin of 55 percent to 45 percent.

Renault Zoe E-sport hyper hatch is revealed at Geneva sporting 456bhp
The ZOE e-sport concept proves the French carmaker sees no reason why a battery-powered auto can't be seriously swift, too. Additionally, the vehicle gets larger brakes, a flat floor and a rear diffuser to go along with the other changes.

Barnier's talks with the British will be officially be governed by both documents - the negotiating guidelines from the European Union 27 national leaders, and the detailed negotiating directives.

Research from the industry body shows that almost a quarter of the total hospitality and tourism workforce is comprised of non-UK workers, rising to nearly 40% for eating and drinking-out businesses, and almost half of those come from within the EU.

'We are now on the threshold of the most important negotiation for our country in a generation.

"There will be a lot of different issues jostling for attention, so I think what will happen is we will get into a bit of a holding pattern", said Mr Anand Menon, director of the United Kingdom in a Changing Europe think-tank.

It was written by the Scottish cross-bench peer Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, who has said since the Referendum that he thought that if it was ever used it would be if there was a coup in a member state and the European Union suspended that country's membership - not for Brexit. In theory negotiations can be extended but the European Union 27 are unlikely to agree.

Baker also praised Parliament's efforts to keep negotiations simple. On the "meaningful vote" amendment, this was defeated by 331 to 286.

The Prime Minister has repeatedly said she would rather walk away without a settlement than agree to a "bad deal".

Parliament's Foreign Affairs committee warned that a breakdown in negotiations would be a "very destructive outcome", causing economic harm to both sides as well as creating uncertainty and legal confusion for individuals and businesses.

Related News:

  • U.S.  demonizes Russian Federation  with claims of tampering election, Kremlin says

    U.S. demonizes Russian Federation with claims of tampering election, Kremlin says

    He added that Russian Federation had seen no evidence over claims made by multiple USA intelligence agencies that Moscow had interfered in the elections.
    Missing Neymar: How Barcelona fell to Deportivo 4 days after thrashing PSG

    Missing Neymar: How Barcelona fell to Deportivo 4 days after thrashing PSG

    In the 74th minute Alejandro Arribas saw his header saved by Ter Stegen and Barcelona were forced to concede a corner. However, the Catalan giants leveled matters a minute after the break through Luis Suarez powerful close range effort.

    Iran disputes United States allegations about encounter at sea

    But a key Republican called for more than tough words in response to what he described as Iranian provocations. Three British Royal Navy vessels, accompanying the American ship at the time, were also forced to move.
  • World's Heaviest Woman Receives Bariatric Surgery In India

    World's Heaviest Woman Receives Bariatric Surgery In India

    The Daily Mail reported Abd El Aty lost 66 pounds in five days with a strict 1,200 calorie diet in preparation for the surgery. Eman, 37, was airlifted from Alexandria in Egypt and brought to Mumbai on February 11, when she weighed around 500 kg.
    EPA chief unconvinced on Carbon dioxide  link to global warming

    EPA chief unconvinced on Carbon dioxide link to global warming

    Yet this common approach among climate science deniers is exactly what Pruitt is doing with his new role as the head of the EPA. Environmental groups immediately condemned Pruitt for his comments. "The mask is off".
    Statue of girl facing down Wall Street bull highlights inequality

    Statue of girl facing down Wall Street bull highlights inequality

    On Women's Day, a new defiant statue of a little girl was placed opposite the raging bull in front of Wall Street firm on Tuesday.
  • Ryder Twin is Captured in New 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Trailer

    Ryder Twin is Captured in New 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Trailer

    The recommended, at least on my machine at home, I have a 1060, I run at higher than 30 [fps] for the majority of the game. With March 21st creeping closer, Bioware has piqued fans interest by revealing new details of their upcoming game.

    Trumps asks for resignation of US Attorney A. Lee Bentley III

    Bahrara met with Trump back in November, when he claims Trump asked him to stay on as U.S. Bharara, who covered the Southern district of NY , refused.
    Qualcomm teams with Microsoft to bring Windows Server to ARM-based chips

    Qualcomm teams with Microsoft to bring Windows Server to ARM-based chips

    More broadly, the company says that ARM is appealing because it has greater scope for extending the instruction set. Intel's dominance could be further eroded as Microsoft looks to alternative chipmakers for its cloud hardware.
  • Royals' Eric Hosmer, Danny Duffy help Team USA rout Canada in WBC

    Royals' Eric Hosmer, Danny Duffy help Team USA rout Canada in WBC

    Castillo's homer came in the second inning, when the Dominicans bunched six hits to score four runs off Ryan Dempster. Stroman's Dominican counterpart, Edinson Volquez , was not so good - though he got no help from his defense either.

    Taylor Swift Obtains Order of Protection Against Alleged Stalker

    Jaffar has now been charged with burglary and stalking, and because of this is also banned from getting in contact with Swift. But that didn't stop him from showing up at least four more times.
    31 convicted, 117 let off for Maruti plant violence

    31 convicted, 117 let off for Maruti plant violence

    Administration had imposed Section 144 in the district court premises and within 500 metres of the Maruti Suzuki plant in Manesar. New Delhi Television station reported that another 117 men were acquitted of charges of criminal conspiracy and murder Friday.


Most liked

Overwatch's Orisa launching on March 21
Halt: Orisa launches a graviton charge which she can detonate, slowing nearby enemies and pulling them towards the explosion. Described in a new "behind the scenes" video as an Anchor Tank, her role will be a defensive one.

Top EU court to give first ruling on Islamic headscarf bans
The case was then referred to the European Court of Justice for clarification on what is banned by EU anti-discrimination laws. In June 2006, Achbita was dismissed because of her continuing insistence on wearing the headscarf at work.

Northeast Readies For Blizzard 4700 Flights Cancelled
But the worst weather-related problems were expected at airports serving New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Boston and Baltimore. Major U.S. airlines have cancelled thousands of flights across the Northeast in preparation for snow and whiteout conditions.

Leicester City vs. Sevilla in UEFA Champions League
We've seen what they've been about over the last few years with winning the (European) trophies. Wins over Liverpool and Hull have restored confidence which was fragile under Ranieri.

Durban loses 2022 Commonwealth Games: Liverpool to step in?
But without the necessary Government guarantees, we couldn't move on. "It does not look like we will find each other", he said. It was on the basis of their recommendation that the CGF board made its decision on Monday.

Intel to acquire Israeli tech firm Mobileye for $14.7 billion
In its annual report for 2015, Mobileye said its products "were included in serial production vehicle models since 2007". Intel estimates the vehicle systems, data and services market opportunity will reach $70 billion by 2030.

Arkansas vs. Kentucky - 3/12/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
We knew what we had to do. "We're starting to click now because we're starting to mature, and it's showing", Adebayo said. It will play eighth-ranked Kentucky , a 79-74 victor against Alabama, for the second time in three years today.

Elon Musk to fix South Australia's electricity woes in 100 days
Sarah Hanson-Young, a senator for South Australia for the Greens party, then reached out to Musk asking to talk. The project includes a 13-megawatt solar farm and a 52-megawatt-hour battery installation, reported The Verge .

Rod? A-Lo? Jennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez Reportedly Dating
Some celebrities are overly bothered by age but as for Jennifer , she does not care if her dating partner is younger than her. The megafamous duo have a lot in common, both were raised in NY and both are parents to two children around the same age.

AJ Bouye tells the Texans he is signing elsewhere
After struggling to make an impact for three seasons, Bouye broke out as one of the best corners in the game past year . The Jacksonville Jaguars are spending big in free agency for the third consecutive year.

Boeing unveils the 737 MAX 9
Following on from 737 MAX 8 rollout and flight test, Boeing is now rolling out the first new 737 MAX 9, right on schedule. Such planes are popular with budget airlines that comprise a key market for both aircraft manufacturers.

Several injured in ax attack at Dusseldorf train station
Shocking images show injured passengers lying on the floor in the station, surrounded by paramedics. According to initial reports a man wielding an axe entered the station and injured two people.

Virginia Tech wrestling wins ACC team title
Guy tied his career-high with 20 points in the game, looking poised and confident in his first collegiate postseason match. After Artis responded with a 3, Perrantes made it two in a row from long range in a span of 56 seconds.

Scarlett Johansson: 'I will not comment on my divorce'
The exes then agreed on another arrangement that gave Johansson three days a week with her daughter and Dauriac two. Romain Dauriac was reportedly "shocked" when Scarlett Johansson officially filed for divorce on Tuesday (07.03.17).

Jason Marquis gets Team Israel off to great start at WBC
For more in-depth coverage of the WBC, including videos from Israel's opening game, click on this Major League Baseball link. But Japan put the game out of reach in the same frame, with Tsutsugo cracking a two-run homer to finish it off.