Lords pass landmark Brexit bill following MP's vote; path now clear for government to trigger Article 50 and the UK's exit from the EU

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‘This evening the Government’s Brexit Bill cleared though both Houses of Parliament, paving the way for her to trigger Article 50.

Peers in the House of Lords backed down and accepted the supremacy of elected MPs after they rejected amendments on the issue of giving MPs a “meaningful vote” on the final Brexit deal and guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens.

Speaking after the result, Mr Davis s aid: “Parliament has today backed the Government in its determination to get on with the job of leaving the EU and negotiating a positive new partnership with its remaining member states.’

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