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Jose Garcia

(2,698 posts)
Thu Jan 9, 2020, 04:39 PM Jan 2020

UK parliament finally rubber stamps Brexit in no-fuss vote

Source: CNN

London(CNN)The House of Commons has voted overwhelmingly in favor of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, finally paving the way for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union later this month after more than four decades of membership.

The deal has cleared its biggest hurdle with the vote that followed a third reading in Parliament, in which 330 voted for and 231 against, putting an end to three years of political wrangling following the 2016 Brexit referendum.

Thursday was the last opportunity for MPs to reject the bill before it is sent to the House of Lords, after which it will be put into legislation in coming weeks.

The deal had been shot down by a fractured House of Commons several times over the past year, sending Westminster into a tailspin over whether Brexit would happen at all.

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UK parliament finally rubber stamps Brexit in no-fuss vote (Original Post) Jose Garcia Jan 2020 OP
Elections have consequences... brooklynite Jan 2020 #1
the snap election was a disaster lapfog_1 Jan 2020 #2
The disaster was Jeremy Corbyn SpazzTheCat Jan 2020 #4
"Labor's refusal to follow the will of the people" crazytown Jan 2020 #7
Even the Weslh are thinking of leaving Miguelito Loveless Jan 2020 #5
Cry me a river. ananda Jan 2020 #3
let the shit show begin.... dhill926 Jan 2020 #6
Final nail... paleotn Jan 2020 #8

lapfog_1

(29,405 posts)
2. the snap election was a disaster
Thu Jan 9, 2020, 04:54 PM
Jan 2020

for the no-Brexit and Labour in general.

Scotland may force through a divorce from the UK, Northern Ireland might well join Ireland in some sort of partioned dual government (or even go it alone).

England will be reduced to a minor nation on the world's stage... from the one of the biggest empires ever seen on the planet, and in less than 120 years.

 

SpazzTheCat

(69 posts)
4. The disaster was Jeremy Corbyn
Thu Jan 9, 2020, 05:20 PM
Jan 2020

The biggest disaster was Corbyn and Labor's refusal to follow the will of the people.

paleotn

(18,379 posts)
8. Final nail...
Thu Jan 9, 2020, 08:33 PM
Jan 2020

in the old empire's coffin. Good bye, UK. Hello rump state England. My Scots and Irish ancestors are rolling in their graves laughing their asses off.

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