UK govt to present draft law 'within days' to begin Brexit: Minister

UK govt to present draft law 'within days' to begin Brexit: Minister
Books, entitled "Brexit - How Britain Left Europe" are pictured on a stand on the second day of annual Labour Party conference in Liverpool, north west England on September 26, 2016.
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The British government on Tuesday said it would present draft legislation "within days" to begin the process of withdrawing from the EU, after a Supreme Court ruling demanded prior approval from parliament.

Brexit minister David Davis said the "straightforward" legislation would allow the government to move ahead "swiftly" with its timetable of beginning the formal process by the end of March.

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