Parliament finds May government in contempt for withholding terms of Brexit | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Parliament finds May government in contempt for withholding terms of Brexit

In a historic first, the British Parliament found the government of Prime Minister Theresa May in contempt on Tuesday for failing to release in full the advice it received from the country's top law officer about the terms of exiting the EU.

The British government received a historic rebuke from lawmakers on Tuesday over its Brexit plans - an inauspicious sign for Prime Minister Theresa May as she opened an epic debate in Parliament that will decide the fate of her divorce deal with the European Union.

Legislators in the House of Commons found the government in contempt of Parliament for refusing to publish in full the advice it had received from the country's top law officer about the terms of Britain's departure from the EU.

The vote has little direct impact on the Brexit debate, but reflects mounting tension between the government and Parliament over the next steps in the U.K.'s exit.

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