UK set for January Brexit as MPs back Johnson’s bill
Legislation says long-term trade deal with EU must be completed by the end of 2020
Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill easily cleared its first parliamentary hurdle on Friday, putting the UK on course to leave the European Union on January 31.
The House of Commons voted 358 to 234 in favour of the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, in the first tangible sign of how Johnson’s election gamble has paid off.
After three years of division, the prime minister appealed for unity.
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