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Johnson's Brexit deal becomes law
Johnson's Brexit deal becomes law

London, Jan 24 (TIWN) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal has become law after clearing all parliamentary hurdles and receiving royal assent, paving the country to exit the European Union (EU) on January 31, it was reported.

Tory MPs cheered the deputy speaker Nigel Evans as he confirmed in the House of Commons on Thursday that there was now a European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act.  Johnson finally succeeded in getting his bill through the Commons and the Lords after several failed attempts by his predecessor Theresa May.  He was not in the Commons to hear the news, but said the moment was a significant milestone. “At times it felt like we would never cross the Brexit finish line, but we’ve done it,” he said.  While the Tories cheered, the SNP Westminster leader, Ian Blackford, registered his anger at the “constitutional crisis” that passing a Brexit bill against the wishes of Scotland and other devolved nations had caused.

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