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It came after lawmakers in the House of Commons used Johnson’s 80-strong majority to reject the amendments demanded by the unelected upper chamber…reports Asian Lite News

LONDON, Dec. 4, 2018 (Xinhua) -- A pro-Brexit supporter is seen outside the House of Commons in London, Britain, on Dec. 4, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May said the five day Brexit debate which started Tuesday evening in the House of Commons will set the course Britain takes for decades to come. Next Tuesday MPs will vote on whether to support or reject a deal agreed between May's government and the European Union on Britain's future relationship with Brussels. (Xinhua/Stephen Chung/IANS) by .
A pro-Brexit supporter

Britain’s Brexit withdrawal bill was finally approved after historic votes in the Houses of Parliament, paving the way for Britain to leave the European Union (EU).

The House of Lords, which had wanted a series of changes to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit Withdrawal Bill, backed down at the final hurdle on Wednesday night, reported Xinhua news agency.

It came after lawmakers in the House of Commons used Johnson’s 80-strong majority to reject the amendments demanded by the unelected upper change.

After a short debate in the House of Lords, peers bowed to the overwhelming support in the Commons and approved the Brexit bill.

There was no vote, with peers accepting the bill without any dissent.

It now means the Brexit bill will be presented to Queen Elizabeth II for Royal Assent.

The decision comes three and a half years after the people of Britain voted in June, 2016 by a 52-48 margin to leave the EU.

The passage of the bill was the final piece needed by Johnson to take Britain out of the EU at the end of this month.

LONDON, Sept. 3, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Anti-Brexit protesters take part in a demonstration in London, Britain, on Sept. 3, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday lost a key Brexit vote in the House of Commons as anti-no deal MPs take control of the parliamentary business. (Photo by Ray Tang/Xinhua/IANS) by .
Anti-Brexit protesters during a demonstration in London (Photo by Ray Tang/Xinhua/IANS)

Britain will continue to abide by Brussels’ laws and procedures during 2020 to enable politicians and officials from both sides to work out a permanent future relationship from January 1, 2021.

Johnson’s bill contains a provision to prevent the temporary implementation period being extended beyond the end of this coming December.

Peers in the House of Lords lamented the fact that the House of Commons had refused to accept the changes they wanted.

The House of Commons rejected all five amendments put forward by peers in the unelected second chamber.

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay called on lawmakers in the Commons to reject the five amendments which covered issues such as child refugees and EU citizens living in Britain.

He described the bill as a piece of historic legislation.

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