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British MP’s give Brexit go-ahead

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The lower house of the British parliament has backed a government bill on UK leaving the European Union.

BBC reports that on Wednesday, February 8, MPs passed the draft legislation by 494 votes to 122, and now moves to the Parliament’s House of Lords.

British Prime Minister Theresa May is pushing for triggering formal Brexit talks by the end of March and she will do do it by invoking Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, but requires full Parliament’s permission before doing so.

British minister for Brexit David Davis commended the vote and added: «It is now time for everyone, whichever way they voted in the referendum, to unite to make a success of the important task at hand for our country.»

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