January 17, 2018 / 7:39 PM / a year ago

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

Protesters wave the EU and Union flags outside the Palace of Westminster, London, Britain, December 20, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s lower house of parliament approved a bill on Thursday that will sever ties with the European Union, handing the legislation over to the upper chamber where it may face a more difficult journey.

Lawmakers voted 324 to 295 in favor of passing the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill in the 650-seat House of Commons.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by John Stonestreet

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below