Brexit bill backed by parliament

Brexit bill backed by parliament

After three days of debate and the scrutiny of over 140 pages of amendments Westminster has passed The European Union Notification of Withdrawal Bill.

The Commons voted 494 in favour and 122 against while some MPs sang and whistled the EU anthem, ‘Ode to Joy’.

The vote ratifies permission for the government to trigger Article 50 and begin a two-year negotiation process with the EU before leaving the bloc.