Article 52 Bill process begins

David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, has introduced the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill into the House of Commons. The Bill has only one substantive clause, which gives the Prime Minister power to trigger Article 50 and is expected to be voted through both Houses of Parliament in time to get Royal Assent by the end of March.  Later will come the “Great Repeal Bill”, which will transpose EU law into UK law and then require changes to the law to have the full consent of Parliament.