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MPs vote for bill giving May the power to trigger article 50 by 498 votes to 114 - a majority of 384
MPs have voted overwhelmingly to allow Theresa May to get Brexit negotiations under way.
They backed the government's European Union Bill, supported by the Labour leadership, by 498 votes to 114.
But the Scottish National Party and the Liberal Democrat leadership opposed the bill, while several Labour MPs and Tory ex-chancellor Ken Clarke rebelled. The bill now faces further scrutiny in the Commons and the House of Lords before it can become law.
The prime minister has set a deadline of 31 March for invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, getting official talks with the EU started.
Historic moment for Britain as the Brexit Bill is PASSED by MPs despite desperate bid by more than 100 Remoaners to block Article 50 from being triggered Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
498 voted in favour of giving the Bill a second reading, with 114 against, with a majority of 384 backing the Bill.
MPs clashed during two days of debate over the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill.
Prime Minister Theresa May told MPs earlier today the vote to give the Bill a second reading would decide whether to deny the will of the British people.
The legislation allows the Prime Minister to decide when to trigger Article 50 and begin the two-year process of negotiation on Brexit. Around 90 MPs were expected to vote against the bill - including around 48 Labour rebels.
originally posted by: SprocketUK
Just got the Lords to go through now.