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Brexit Bill Passes, Paving Way for Britain to Leave EU

By | Rachel Brooks

Contributor | Telegraph Local 

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Britain is at last in the final stages of approving the Brexit and leaving the EU. This comes as a highly unpopular decision to British citizens. So, how did the bill to move forward with Brexit get approved in Parliament? What happens now? 

Citing Time, Boris Johnson’s bill proposal to pass the preliminary stages of Brexit has been approved by the House of Commons. The House of Commons voted 358-234 to approve the Withdrawal Agreement Bill. 

The Withdrawal Agreement Bill will see some possible amendments next month. It also must be approved by the upper-level of the Parliament_the House of Lords. Yet, further citing Time, because Johnson was elected with a Conservative majority behind him, it is expected that the Withdrawal Agreement will pass. 

Johnson believes that signing the Bill will end “acrimony and anguish” that the country faced in 2016 when it first voted to leave the EU. 

Citing the Telegraph UK, Johnson has pleaded with his country to “stop calling each other Leavers or Remainers.” He said that in the House of Commons, at least, the vote passed at an “overwhelming majority”. 

The BBC reported the Queen’s Speech as the country moved to pass the WAB through. The Queen’s Speech opens every session of Parliament. It has only been a period of 9 weeks since the last time she spoke. Johnson called her Speech “radical” as she expressed the country’s priority. As she stated,

“My government’s priority is to deliver the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union on the 31st of January.” 

The Sun retrieved from YouTube

Mr. Johnson called the plans of his new government a “blueprint for the future of Britain.” 

However, when the house was addressed by the Scottish National Party, abbrev. SNP, it was laid out clear and plain that the SNP had no desire to leave the EU. Ian Blackford, MP, the SNP leader for the House of Commons stated: 

“There has been a material change of circumstances since the independence referendum of 2014. Based on the prospect of Scotland leaving the European Union against its will. And it is for the prime minister to explain to the people of Scotland why he is denying Scotland the right to choose our own future.” 

The new government will immediately act on the WAB. Citing BBC, the WAB from the Commons was processed within hours. 

Despite the controversy, Johnson stated on the Sun broadcast of the WAB vote: 

“The time has come to move on and to discard the old labels of ‘leave’ and ‘remain’. In fact, the very-the very words seem tired to me as I speak, but as defunct as “big enders” and “little enders” or Montagues and Capulets at the end of the play. Now is, now is the time to act together as one reinvigorated nation, as one United Kingdom.” 

He also stated, 

“This bill learns the emphatic lesson of the last Parliament unlike members opposite and rejects any further delay. It ensures that we depart from the EU on the 31st. Now at the point Brexit will be done. It will be over. The sorry story of the last three and a half years will be at an end and we will be able to move forward.” 

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