House of Lords passes EU withdrawal bill

According to Mikrofonnews Agency (MHA), the House of Lords has passed a controversial bill on withdrawal from EU after months of negotiations.

The news means Theresa May’s flagship Brexit bill has cleared its final parliamentary hurdle after she managed to avoid a backbench rebellion with an eleventh-hour concession to pro-EU Tories, the Independent reports.

MPs voted by 319 to 303 to reject a House of Lords amendment that would have ensured the Commons would have the chance to block a “no deal” Brexit.


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