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May Tells Lords – Brexit Means Brexit

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Prime Minister Theresa May with Polish counterpart Beata Szydlo

The Downing Street asks House of Lords to respect the decision of the British electorate….reports Asian Lite News

Prime Minister Theresa May with Polish counterpart Beata Szydlo
Prime Minister Theresa May with Polish counterpart Beata Szydlo

“The Prime Minister has been very clear that Brexit means Brexit, we’re going to make a success of it and that work to prepare for those negotiations is now underway and that will continue to be a priority for this government,” said the Prime Minister’s official spokeswoman.  “Parliament supported the referendum on the European Union. The British people have made their decision and now everyone should be focused on getting behind that and making a success of Brexit.”

Baroness Wheatcroft, a Conservative peer, said she hoped a pause in introducing Article 50, the formal legal process of exiting the EU, could lead to a second referendum and potentially the public changing its mind.

She said it was “imperative we don’t press the button on Article 50”.

But asked whether Theresa May had any concerns over the Lords’ plan, the Prime Minister’s official spokeswoman said: “The Prime Minister has been very clear that Brexit means Brexit, we’re going to make a success of it and that work to prepare for those negotiations is now underway and that will continue to be a priority for this government.

“Parliament supported the referendum on the European Union. The British people have made their decision and now everyone should be focused on getting behind that and making a success of Brexit.”

Downing Street has demanded the House of Lords respect the decision of voters in the EU referendum and “get behind Brexit” – following reports some peers were plotting to derail or delay the process of triggering Article 50.