June 17, 2018 / 9:18 AM / a month ago

UK PM May says need to ensure parliament does not overturn Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday it was important to ensure that parliament could not block Brexit, defending her approach to passing the legislation that will end Britain’s membership of the European Union.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaking on the Marr Show on BBC television at her official country residence Chequers in Buckinghamshire, Britain, June 17, 2018. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

“We need to recognize the role of parliament, but ensure that the government’s hands can’t be tied in negotiations and that parliament does not overturn the will of the people,” May told the BBC.

Reporting by William James, editing by Larry King

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