May: Brexit legislation will be published on Friday

Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill will be implemented to make way for Britain’s departure from the European Union. (AFP pic)

LONDON: Britain will on Friday publish legislation to implement its departure from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May told parliament today.

The so-called Withdrawal Agreement Bill must be passed into law, requiring approval by a majority in parliament, before the deal Britain has agreed with the EU can take effect.

The legislation has been roundly criticised despite attempts by May to broaden its appeal and overcome divisions in parliament over the right way to leave the EU.