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UK MPs to Vote on Brexit Deal as Boris Johnson Gears Up to Turn Election Pledges into Political Reality
By Staff, Agencies
British MPs are set to vote this Friday on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan for the UK to leave the European Union on 31 January.
The EU [Withdrawal Agreement] Bill, reflecting the Brexit agreement Johnson reached with Brussels in October, was introduced in Thursday's Queen Elizabeth's Speech during the formal State Opening of Parliament, mapping out the Conservative government's priorities for the next year.
This is the first opportunity for the MPs to debate the bill in the House of Commons at its second reading - a vote on its general principles.
With the Conservatives having won a commanding 80-seat majority at the general election held in the country on 12 December, the bill is not expected to come up against any major hurdles before parliament disbands for Christmas, writes the Independent.
It is expected to then be further scrutinized by MPs and the House of Lords early in the New Year, prior to Brexit's new 31 January deadline.
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