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U-turn for some British pro-Europe lawmakers

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>> Ahead of a legal challenge later this week, which is seeking to give Parliament a formal role in the Brexit process, a Reuters poll has found more than 60% of members of Parliament would back triggering Article 50. I'm Reuters UK political correspondent, Kylie MacLellan in Westminster. Ahead of the referendum, around three-quarters of Parliament's 650 MPs said they planned to back a remain vote.
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My survey has shown that nearly 40% of remain voting MPs would now trigger Article 50. This is because either their constituency voted leave, or just because of the wider vote for leave and they want to respect the electors' wishes and push on with the process. Several MPs say they would not be willing to back trigger an Article 50 until the government has set out what it plans for its negotiating position to be and what kind of relationship it's looking for with Europe.
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And others say that Parliament should get a vote on the final terms of the deal before it goes ahead. For many MPs, is not as straight forward as decision to trigger or not trigger. Many would like to know more about the government's plans, their negotiating position before having to make a decision.
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Others think that Parliament should get a vote on the final terms of the deal with EU.