Post-Brexit Trade Bill Signed Into UK Law
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The post-Brexit trade bill has received royal assent from Queen Elizabeth II, making it officially a law in Britain.
Lindsay Hoyle, house of commons speaker, broke the news in the early hours of Thursday.
The legislation, officially called the European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020, sets out the trade rules between Britain and the bloc from January 1.
The bill was presented to the British parliament on Wednesday where elected lawmakers in the house of commons voted 521 to 73 – a majority of 448 – in support of the deal.
It then received an unopposed third reading in the house of lords after nearly eight hours of debate. Shortly after the result, the Queen gave it her official stamp of approval. Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, and Charles Michel, European Council chief, put their ink on the agreement on Wednesday morning and Johnson followed several hours later at 1600 GMT.“It has been a long road.
It’s time now to put Brexit behind us. Our future is made in Europe,” von der Leyen said in a Twitter post after the signing ceremony