Historic Brexit bill approved by British parliament on Tuesday

18:54, 14 March 2017

British Parliament approved bill on Britain’s exit from the European Union. It gave the green light to the government to start the Brexit process.

British Prime Minister Theresa May might announce this today, after the Queen signs the document, which is a formality. The Minister on Brexit David Davis said that the process will be completed in two years.

There were however some disputes in the Parliament. The House of Lords proposed two amendments: on guarantees for 3 million EU citizens that live in Britain and on government’s obligation to coordinate with Parliament a final agreement with Brussels on Brexit.

Several hundreds of protesters demanded to approve these amendments at the Parliament’s building. But the House of Commons rejected them. The Lords decided not to insist and approved the government bill.