Brexit Bill Becomes Law, Allowing UK To Leave The EU



A bill that promulgates Britain’s decision to leave the European Union became law after months of debate, the parliament speaker on Tuesday announced the applause of Conservative Party lawmakers.

Spokesman John Bercow said that the EU (Retirement) bill, which repeals the European Communities Act of 1972 through which Britain became a member, had received the royal consent of Queen Elizabeth II.

The bill transfers decades of European law to British statutes in an attempt to avoid any legal interruption.

It also consecrates Brexit Day in British law on March 29, 2019 at 23:00 h (2300 GMT) – at midnight, Brussels time, defined at the end of the two-year Article 50 recall process.

The bill has been the subject of more than 250 hours of hard debates in Parliament since its presentation in July 2017.