The Independent: EU Withdrawal bill passes by 29 votes in victory for Theresa May18 January 2018 | 02:53 | FOCUS News Agency
MPs approved the key European Union (Withdrawal) Bill by 324 votes to 295 – majority 29 – at third reading, with the government also seeing off a series of proposed amendments during a marathon two-hour voting period.
Brexit Secretary David Davis said the Bill, which transfers European law into UK law, is essential for "preparing the country for the historic milestone" of withdrawing from the EU.
His remarks came after an earlier warning from Tory former Cabinet minister Justine Greening, whose first major intervention since returning to the backbenches saw her claim Brexit will "not be sustainable" if it does not work for young people.
Ms Greening, who left the Cabinet after declining a move from her role as education secretary during Theresa May's recent reshuffle, added that future generations of MPs could seek to "improve or undo" what the current cohort implements.
MPs spent more than 80 hours considering the Bill, including more than 500 amendments and new clauses.
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