The attempt to thwart Britain’s exit from the European Union appears to have been defeated in a vote by the House of Commons. From the Daily Mail:
The Commons endorsed the legislation by 498 votes to 114 after the government saw off a desperate bid by more than 100 Remoaners to block it.
In the first of a crucial set of votes in the Commons, a ‘wrecking’ amendment that would have effectively killed the law was defeated by 336 to 100.
The House then gave the Bill its second reading by another huge margin, despite the opposition from Labour MPs, the SNP and most Liberal Democrats.”
According to the linked article, British PM Theresa May has established a ‘target date’ of March 9 for beginning the formal process of Britain’s exiting the EU.
Obviously this can all be very abstruse for those of us that are not familiar with all the ins and outs of the workings of the UK government. Apparently the House of Lords could, in theory, slow things down by sending the bill back to the House of Commons.
As of now, though, it seems things look good for finally making Brexit a reality.
Well done, our British kinsmen.