Brexit, one of the most trending events of 2016 have taken a new turn in 2017. After the resignation of David Cameron, Theresa May took the power.
All the eyes are now on Theresa. The PM should “declare her position” by the middle of February to allow sufficient time for scrutiny, said the Commons Brexit Committee.
In its first report, it said MPs must get a vote on the final deal and backed having an interim deal if needed.
In response, the government said its goal was a “smooth and orderly exit”.
The prime minister will give more detail of her objectives in a speech on Tuesday.
She has said she will formally trigger the process of leaving the EU by the end of March.
it would be “unsatisfactory and potentially damaging” to both sides if the UK left with no agreement and transitional procedures may need to be put in place if it did, Warns the committee.
In its debut report, the cross-party select committee on leaving the EU – set up in the wake of last year’s Brexit vote – made a number of other recommendations, including:
The rights of EU nationals in the UK and vice versa must be an “early priority” in talks
Parliament and devolved assemblies must be kept “fully informed” once talks begin
Border arrangements between Northern Ireland and the Republic must be settled
The civil service must be “properly resourced” to deliver Brexit
Co-operation in defence, security and justice should continue.
The prime minister has rejected suggestions that the UK faces a choice between a “hard Brexit” – with greater trade flexibility but the prospect of tariffs and customs duties – and a “soft Brexit” where continued market access would come with obligations to the continued free movement of people and to the European Court of Justice.
“membership of the single market would be incompatible with immigration restrictions, which Mrs May has indicated will be a priority”,Said EU Leaders
“This is going to be a hugely complex task and the outcome will affect us all. The government needs to publish its Brexit plan by mid February at the latest, including its position on membership of the single market and the customs union, so that it can be scrutinised by Parliament and the public.”
“We’ve said we will set out our plans, subject to not undermining the UK negotiating position, by the end of March and that Parliament will be appropriately engaged throughout the process of exit, abiding by all constitutional and legal obligations that apply,” said a spokesman.