UK minister tells lawmakers not to delay Brexit

UK minister tells lawmakers not to delay Brexit

Britain's top minister for leaving the European Union said Sunday that lawmakers should let Prime Minister Theresa May "get on with the job" of quitting the bloc, and the main opposition Brexit spokesman said he expects the divorce papers to be filed this week, Island Packet reports.

Brexit Secretary David Davis said lawmakers should pass a bill authorizing exit talks on Monday without amendments so the government can enter EU negotiations "with no strings attached."

"However they voted in the referendum, the majority of people now want the prime minister to be able to get on with the job," Davis said in a statement.

The all-party House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said Sunday that the complexity of the negotiations and the short two-year time frame made it a distinct possibility that Britain could crash out of the bloc in 2019 with no new relationship in place.