Britain's lower house of parliament approves bill to sever EU ties

18 January 2018

British lawmakers voted in favour of the government's legislative blueprint for Brexit yesterday. The European Union Bill was approved by a 324 to 295 vote in the 650-seat lower house. The bill has become the focal point for months of divisive debate about what type of EU divorce Britain should seek. It  repeals the 1972 law that made Britain a member of the EU and transfers EU laws into British ones.