“One Step Closer To Getting Brexit Done”

December 20, 2019

Following the vote today in the UK House of Commons which saw MPs vote in favour of the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK is “one step closer to getting Brexit done.”

The BBC reported, “They voted 358 to 234 – a majority of 124 – in favour of the EU [Withdrawal Agreement] Bill, which now goes on to further scrutiny in Parliament.

“The bill would also ban an extension of the transition period – during which the UK is out of the EU but follows many of its rules – past 2020. The PM said the country was now ‘one step closer to getting Brexit done.’

“Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told his MPs to vote against the bill, saying there was ‘a better and fairer way’ to leave the EU – but six of them backed the government.”

The Guardian reported, “Britain has taken a pivotal step towards leaving the European Union as Boris Johnson was rewarded for the Conservatives’ thumping general election victory with a majority of 124 for his Brexit deal in the House of Commons.

“After comfortably passing its second reading by 358 votes to 234, the withdrawal agreement bill is on track to complete its passage through both houses of parliament in time to allow Brexit to happen at the end of January.”

Following the vote, Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted, “The second reading of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill has passed – which means we are one step closer to getting Brexit done.”

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