British prime minister urged to reveal Brexit plan as lawmakers push for vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May is coming under mounting pressure to reveal her Brexit strategy before she triggers formal negotiations to leave the European Union.

A cross-party group of legislators this weekend demanded that the government publish a “substantive outline” of its plans and submit it to a vote in Parliament before invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the formal mechanism for withdrawing from the EU.

The group, which includes former Liberal Democrat Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and former opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, argues that the June Brexit referendum only asked voters whether they wanted to exit the 28-nation bloc, not on what terms.

“The referendum was a mandate for Brexit, but there is no mandate from the referendum for a hard, destructive Brexit,” Miliband said in a comment for the Open Britain campaign. “This is not about overturning the result but giving Parliament a say in determining the terms of our departure from the EU.”

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