UK Lower House of Parliament approves legislation on Johnson's Brexit deal
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  • 22:07 09 January 2020

UK Lower House of Parliament approves legislation on Johnson's Brexit deal

The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill has been given its third reading in the House of Commons, marking a significant step towards Brexit taking place on 31 January, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

MPs voted by 330 to 231 - a majority of 99 - to approve the deal negotiated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson last year.

The bill covers a wide range of matters including the size of Britain's "divorce" payments, the rights of EU citizens, the arrangements for the Irish border and for customs in Northern Ireland and the details of the 11-month transition period.

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