Following the supreme court's judgement that determined parliament must vote on whether Article 50 should be triggered to set in motion Britain's departure from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the government will be publishing a white paper on her Brexit strategy.

'An opportunity to scrutinise'

At today's PMQs, Chris Philp, a Conservative MP, asked the Prime Minister if the best way to establish how the government wished to depart the European Union would be to publish a white paper. May responded by stating that every MP will receive the opportunity to scrtutinise the government's plan when the government publish a white paper.

The leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, chastised Theresa May for yielding to pressure from all sides before asking about an expected date for the white paper. May deflected, stating that Corbyn would rather keep moving the goalposts than get the right Brexit for the United Kingdom.

Despite agreeing to the publication of a white paper, Theresa May stated that certain information will be withheld from the document in order to prevent negotiating tactics being leaked to Europe. May vehemently stated that her main intention was to ensure that the people of the United Kingdom got the best deal. May stated that she hopes the fate of EU nationals residing in Britain will be decided 'very early' in the Brexit negotiations.

Questioned about Trump

Theresa May, who will fly out to meet President Donald Trump on Thursday, was pressed by a number of MPs to take a stance on the new president's well documented misogynistic comments. Corbyn asked if May will come out in support of the demonstrators at the Women's Marches over the weekend.

The Prime Minister responded by stating that she is 'not afraid to confront the new President on the key issues,' citing that she is able to criticise Trump due to the United Kingdom's 'special relationship with the United States'.


This was one of Theresa May's more impressive performances at PMQs. May immediately put Corbyn on the back-foot but Corbyn recovered well before finishing strong.