LONDON: Britain’s House of Commons on Wednesday approved legislation to allow Prime Minister Theresa May to officially begin the Brexit process.
The bill will be put before the House of Lords for a final decision later this month. The bill was passed with the support of 494 MPs, while 122 MPs opposed the bill in House of Commons.
Secretary of State for exiting the European Union David Davis said the decision on EU membership had been made by the people they served 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.
May has vowed to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the legal mechanism to begin the EU withdrawal by the end of March.