British lawmakers vote through post-Brexit trade bill

Lawmakers have approved the post-Brexit trade deal in British Parliament, paving the way for it to become legislation. Prime Minister Boris Johnson subsequently signed the deal at 1600 GMT, an hour after it was voted through the House of Commons. “I know the question you’ll all be asking yourselves is ‘Have I read it?’ The answer is yes, and it’s an excellent deal for this country but also for our friends and partners,” Johnson said. Members of Parliament for the House of Commons voted 521 to 73 – a majority of 448 – on Wednesday to support the post-Brexit trade deal agreed by negotiators from…

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