Britain’s House of Commons has given final approval to the bill authorizing the country’s departure from the European Union, paving the way for Brexit at the end of the month. Lawmakers voted 330-231 on Thursday to pass the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill.
It will become law once it is approved by Parliament’s upper chamber, the House of Lords, which does not have the power to overturn decisions of the elected Commons.
The bill’s Commons passage is a victory for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has vowed to take Britain out of the EU on the scheduled date of Jan. 31.
The EU Withdrawal Bill passed the House of Commons third reading by 330 – 231 votes. I voted against. A very sad day.
— Rachael Maskell MP (@RachaelMaskell) January 9, 2020
🚨 BREAKING: UK Parliament passes the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill by 330-231.
❌ The people of Scotland, the @ScotParl and over 80% of Scottish MPs rejected Brexit, but Brexit is imposed on us anyway.
— The SNP (@theSNP) January 9, 2020