May’s Brexit strategy has been the subject of open debate among her top team ever since a botched June election which weakened her authority.
The so-called “exit bill” is one of the first issues on the Brexit negotiating agenda, and also one of the most contentious.
May’s minority government gears up for the mammoth effort of hashing out Brexit while seeking to repair the damage wreaked by an ill-judged snap election.
The otherwise ceremonial Queen’s Speech, prepared by ministers to inform the government’s agenda, will be a de facto vote of confidence for May’s minority government when it is tabled in the parliament.
With Theresa May’s Conservative party failing to get a majority, Brexit talks are likely to be delayed further.
Early polls suggested the centre-right Conservatives, led by Theresa May, could achieve an overall landslide, but their lead has fallen since.
The victory marks a step towards a crucial two-year negotiation with the EU on matters such as trade, immigration and security.
With much debate about the UK’s exit from the EU, Conservative MPs have expressed concern over Britain’s exit deal.
May’s government is seeking approval for a new law giving her the right to trigger Article 50 – the legal process for leaving the bloc – after the Supreme Court ruled last week that she could not take that decision unilaterally.
The British government pledged to share information with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, although the commitment is targetted at Scotland in particular.
The High Negotiations Committee presented its road map to a new political settlement for Syria at a meeting in London.
The ‘leave’ campaign is worried that having a prime minister who favours remaining with the EU to execute Brexit may lead to a watered-down form of Brexit.
May’s office said the strategy would promote a range of industrial sectors with a focus on addressing long term productivity growth; encouraging innovation and focusing on the industries and technologies that give Britain a competitive advantage.
Many Labour supporters say the party should be focussing more than ever on challenging the Conservative government and offering ways to overcome Britain’s post-referendum crisis.
Malala Yousafzai also attended the memorial and the vigil marking what would have been Jo’s 42nd birthday.