20 Dec 2019

MPs back Johnson’s EU withdrawal bill

Political Editor

We are one step closer to Brexit. That’s what the Prime Minister told the Commons today after his withdrawal bill was passed by a large majority.

It still has some hurdles to clear –  but it now looks certain the UK will leave the European Union on the 31st of January.

The bill is not exactly as it was before – most notably a clause on workers rights has been removed – and one has been added which would make it illegal for the transition period to extend beyond 2020