Brexit Bill Clears Final UK Parliamentary Hurdle

January 23, 2020

The legislation which paves the way for the UK to leave the European Union on January 31st has passed the final hurdle in the British Parliament and is now awaiting royal assent.

The BBC reported, “The EU [Withdrawal Agreement] Bill, which paves the way for the UK to leave the bloc with a deal on 31 January, is now awaiting royal assent.

“Earlier, MPs overwhelmingly rejected all five changes – including on child refugees – made by peers to the bill. It then returned to the Lords where peers backed down, despite some anger at their voices being ‘dismissed.’

“Now it has completed its passage through Parliament, the UK’s exit from the EU must be approved by the European Parliament next week.”

Sky News reported, “Boris Johnson has called for ‘rancour and division’ to be left behind after his Brexit bill passed its final parliamentary hurdle, enabling Britain to leave the EU at the end of this month.

“Three-and-a-half years after Britons backed Brexit in the 2016 referendum, the prime minister’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill is set to be given royal assent and become law in the coming days.

“Mr Johnson’s deal still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament ahead of Brexit day. But barring unforeseen circumstances, Britain’s 47-year membership of the bloc will come to an end next Friday.”

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  1. toadinthehole says:

    what happened to the Premier’s Brexit committee? Has it even met?

  2. I'mjustsayin says:

    Many empty promises. Just a lot of lip service.