British MPs have passed a key stage of a bill transferring EU law into domestic legislation.
The EU withdrawal bill now moves to the next stage of the lawmaking process.
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a battle against MPs who want to amend the bill before it becomes law.
Anti-Brexit protesters have voiced their opposition to the bill and Britain’s planned clean break from the EU.
The government says the bill would ensure a smooth departure from the bloc.
Its passage is expected to take months to complete.
Summing up for the government – DLidington explains why the bill is essential #EUwithdrawalbill pic.twitter.com/vntViRKAq9— BrexitCentral (BrexitCentral) September 11, 2017
Summing up – Labour’s mtpennycook praises Ken Clarke and says the legislation is flawed pic.twitter.com/BSOqrZlYgv— BrexitCentral (BrexitCentral) September 11, 2017