3 weeks Defying EU ultimatum, British MPs approve post-Brexit bill Manilatimes |World
LONDON: British lawmakers on Tuesday adopted a bill to regulate the United Kingdom’s internal market after Brexit, defying a looming European Union ultimatum as the two sides entered a final week of tense talks. Despite expressions of disquiet even from some members of the ruling Conservatives, the House of Commons passed the bill by 340 votes to 256. Senior minister Michael Gove said the bill was “vitally important” to ensure smooth trade among the UK’s four constituent nations, dismissing vociferous objections from Scottish pro-independence MPs as “stories to scare children at bedtime.” The government rejected warnings that the bill ... more