British MPs give the green light to leave the European Union after more than three years of crisis

In a historic vote, British MPs approved the text that will allow the UK to leave the European Union on January 31.

British MPs gave their final approval to the text which will allow the United Kingdom to leave the European Union on January 31, in a historic vote after three and a half years of crisis on Thursday, January 9.

The House of Commons, largely dominated by Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson, adopted the text with 330 votes in favor (231 against). After its examination by the House of Lords – the upper house of Parliament – next week and then the assent of the queen, the text, which translates into law the Brexit agreement, must be ratified by the European Parliament on January 29 , two days before the fateful date.

There was little doubt about the outcome of this election, given the Conservative Party's broad victory in December in the early parliamentary elections brought about by Boris Johnson, who campaigned on the promise to implement Brexit on January 31.


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