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Helen presses Brexit Secretary to ensure proper parliamentary debate on Article 50 Bill.

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Following today's ruling by the Supreme Court that the Government must allow MPs a vote on the triggering of Article 50 Helen pressed the Tory Brexit Minister to ensure that enough parliamentary time is given to debate and amend the Article 50 Bill.

Helen said: "We have 66 days left to go. How many days is the Secretary of State planning to give this.”

A spokesman for Jeremy Corbyn said: “Labour respects the result of the referendum and the will of the British people and will not frustrate the process for invoking Article 50.

“However, Labour will seek to amend the Article 50 Bill to prevent the Conservatives using Brexit to turn Britain into a bargain basement tax haven off the coast of Europe.

“Labour will seek to build in the principles of full, tariff-free access to the single market and maintenance of workers’ rights and social and environmental protections.

“Labour is demanding a plan from the Government to ensure it is accountable to Parliament throughout the negotiations and a meaningful vote to ensure the final deal is given Parliamentary approval.”

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