UK takes step closer to Brexit law change
Lawmakers passed the European (Withdrawal) Bill for a second reading - the next phase for a bill in the legislative process.
The vote was 326 in favor and 290 against, with hours being devoted to MPs making statements on the proposals.
It is intended to convert existing EU legislation into British law, as the country prepares to depart the bloc in March 2019.
In a statement, British Prime Minister Theresa May described the vote “a historic decision to back the will of the British people”.
“Although there is more to do, this decision means we can move on with negotiations with solid foundations and we continue to encourage MPs from all parts of the U.K. to work together in support of this vital piece of legislation," she said. ■