November 23, 2017 / 11:38 AM / in 8 months

UK's Brexit withdrawal bill to be debated from December 4

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s parliament will debate the Brexit withdrawal bill on Dec. 4, and on a further four days in the month, the leader of the House of Commons said on Thursday.

Anti-Brexit protesters wave EU and Union flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

The EU Withdrawal Bill, which faces much opposition in parliament, aims to sever political, financial and legal ties with the bloc and “copy and paste” many European rules and regulations into British law after the country leaves the European Union.

Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Michael Holden

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