April 8, 2019 / 10:06 PM / 3 months ago

Parliament approves law forcing May to consult on Brexit delay

FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a statement in the Parliament in London, Britain March 25, 2019, in this still image taken from video. Reuters TV/via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s parliament approved legislation on Monday that will give lawmakers the power to scrutinise and even change Prime Minister Theresa May’s request that the European Union agree to delay Brexit until June 30.

The bill, which is expected to get its final rubber stamp approval from Queen Elizabeth shortly, gives lawmakers the chance to make legally binding changes to May’s requested departure date during a debate scheduled to last 90 minutes on Tuesday.

Reporting by William James; Editing by Kylie MacLellan

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