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UK's May offers lawmakers Brexit scrutiny

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>> Trading barbs over Brexit. The UK's Prime Minister, Theresa May, has accepted a call for law makers to have some scrutiny over her plans to leave the EU. But ruled out letting MPs vote on triggering Article 50, the formal Brexit procedure.>> The idea that Parliament somehow wasn't going to be able to discuss, debate, question issues around.
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Was, frankly, completely wrong.>> Reuters Political Correspondent, William James, was watching from Westminster.>> What we've seen in the last 12 hours, is a concession from Theresa May. She's allowed the opposition Labour Party to put forward their motion, and basically told her lawmakers to accept it. This is a motion calling for more debate, more parliamentary scrutiny, of the terms of the Brexit deal.
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But she's not done it unconditionally, she set out her terms to allow this to go through.>> Increasingly conscious that markets are moving on her words, May was clear in Parliament, that she would hammer out the best deal with the 27 other EU member states.>> What we are going to do, is be ambitious in our negotiations, to negotiate the best deal for the British people.
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And that will include the maximum possible access to the European market, for firms to trade with, and operate within, the European market.>> Sterling rebounding after her remarks, having fallen for four straight days, over growing anxiety that Britain's exit from the EU would see it give up access to the Union's single market.
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The leader may have given some concessions, but she's unlikely to break with her policy of refusing to give a running commentary.
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