House of Commons overwhelmingly backs Brexit trade deal By Reuters

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LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers on Wednesday voted in favour of legislation implementing the post-Brexit trade deal agreed with the European Union last week.

Lawmakers voted 521 to 73 to progress the bill to its final stages in the lower house of parliament. A second vote, due shortly, will confirm its approval by the lower house before it moves to the upper house later on Wednesday.

It is expected to become law around midnight.

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