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Brexit debate underway

MPs are starting two days of debate over the government’s parliamentary bill to get the formal process of Brexit under way.

Discussions on the European Union Bill have been extended to midnight on Tuesday, with a vote to take place on Wednesday.

The bill is expected to pass with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn ordering his MPs to vote with the government, though some are expected to defy him.

The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill would allow Prime Minister Theresa May to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, getting official talks between the UK and the EU started.

The Liberal Democrats and Scottish National Party say they will vote against it.

Former Conservative Chancellor Ken Clarke has also said he will vote against the bill.

Posted 3:13 PM Tuesday January 31, 2017. Filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response to this entry. Pinging is currently not allowed.

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