Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Article 50 bill clears commons by 494 votes to 122

The bill giving the PM the power to activate Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty and thereby start the process of British exit from the EU cleared the House of Commons today by 494 votes to 122.

A large number of amendments were proposed which ranged from blatant wrecking amendments to attempts to guarantee future rights of EU nationals, but none of these were passed.

The bill now has to get through the House of Lords but this is expected to be completed in time for Article 50 to be triggered before the end of March.

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