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MPs Would Back Triggering Article 50, Says Reuters Analysis

(Reuters) – While the British government tries to prevent parliament voting on its plan to trigger the country’s exit from the European Union, Reuters research indicates the lower house would in fact support its move, based on lawmakers’ recent statements.

Prime Minister Theresa May has said she aims to launch the two-year negotiating period for the country’s departure from the 28-nation bloc by the end of March and that the referendum vote in June to leave the EU provides sufficient instruction.

The High Court has said parliamentary approval is required to invoke Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon treaty, governing the EU exit process. The government is challenging that decision in the Supreme Court, which began hearing the case on Monday.

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