Government Accepts Labour Call to Publish Brexit Plan Before Talks

LONDON (Reuters) – The government has accepted the opposition Labour Party’s call for it to set out its plan for leaving the European Union before formal talks begin, but has asked parliament to respect its Brexit timetable.

It is not clear how much detail the government will give of its plan beyond its mantra that it wants “the best deal to trade with and operate within” the EU’s single market, alongside some curbs on freedom of movement.

Prime Minister Theresa May had faced a rebellion among her own MPs when parliament debates on Wednesday whether she should set out her plans before triggering Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty to begin the exit process.

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