British parliament passes Brexit Bill allowing to leave EU by Jan 31
LONDON: British parliament has approved Brexit Bill after three days of debate, allowing it to leave the European Union by the end of January.
House of Commons passed the bill by 330-231.
In a statement, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay said he hoped the upper house would not try to delay the bill.
On Dec 16, Prime Minister Boris Johnson had welcomed 109 new Conservative lawmakers to the parliament, vowing to honor his election pledges to get Brexit done as soon as possible and boost funding to the state health service.
Johnson had sought to speed up the approval by the parliament of his withdrawal agreement with the European Union after winning a commanding majority in UK election.
Winning over many traditional supporters of the main opposition Labor Party in northern and central England, the premier had proclaimed he would lead a “people’s government” and “repay the public’s trust by getting Brexit done”.