UK Parliament backs prime minister's Brexit bill

British PM Boris Johnson's Brexit bill passes first parliamentary hurdle amid looming October 31 EU divorce date.

    MPs voted 329 to 299 in favour of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s 110-page Withdrawal Agreement Bill, signifying support in principle for the Brexit deal Johnson recently brokered with the European Union.

    The vote means the bill will now pass to the next stage of the parliamentary process.

     

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports live from Westminster.


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