UK parliament passes bill alloeing Brexit
Mar 14, Lodon: The British Parliament has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for UK to leave the European Union.The bill is expected to receive Royal Assent and become law later Today.
The British prime minister can now invoke Article 50, which formally starts the Brexit process. However, Downing Street sources have said this will not happen this week and the PM is expected to wait until the end of the month to officially notify the EU of the UK's intention to leave, thus beginning what is expected to be a two-year process.
"Parliament has today backed the government in its determination to get on with the job of leaving the EU," Brexit Secretary David Davis said.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the rejection of the Lords amendments was "deeply disappointing" but insisted the opposition would continue to press for the rights of EU nationals to be prioritised and for the maximum parliamentary oversight of the process.
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