Brexit: UK MPs back a bill giving the PM power to start Brexit negotiations

Britain’s push to leave the European Union has cleared its first legislative hurdle.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Members of the UK parliament have voted in favour of allowing the introduction of a bill that would let the government begin Brexit negotiations.

MPs voted by 498 to 114 in favour of the bill proceeding to the next legislative stage.

The result paves the way for the government to launch divorce proceedings with the EU by the end of March.