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Brexit and the UK Parliament: no vote possible yet

The UK Referendum on 23rd April is not binding in UK law. It is only advisory. The UK Parliament will need to formally adopt this decision.

But how can the UK Parliament vote on this matter when the actual terms remain to be negotiated? It might be argued that a vote could be adopted in principle but what ‘principle’ when so much remains unclear?

Given that we wish to maintain trading links with the EU, what precisely will Parliament vote upon? There have been no discussions whatsoever with the European Union member countries who may – or may not – demand certain conditions for Brexit.

Surely it is essential for the UK Parliament to delay any such formal vote until the negotiations have been completed?

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