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>> The ayes to the right, 494. The noes to the left, 122.>> Britain's departure from the EU just got one step closer.>>
A long Wednesday in Westminster. MPs tussling over more than 100 pages of amendments.>> As many of that opinion, say aye.>> Aye! The country no.>> No.>> May's conservative government managing to avoid any major changes to the legislation and school.
>> The ayes have it, the ayes have it!
Yet more political points over opposition RT labor. A number of their MPs rebelling against party orders to back the bill. Resignations or sackings could follow.>> In it's current form, the bill doesn't require the Government to clarify their negotiation stance, or regularly report to Parliament. Last month, May promised to seek Parliament's approval of the final exit terms in 2019, but said that even if it rejected the deal, Britain would still leave the EU.
Now the bill will be held in the unelected House of Lords. There, the government can't call upon a majority, but it can still call upon a so far successful argument to block Brexit is to disrupt democracy.