10 January 2020

Yesterday was a fairly momentous day in regards to the Brexit process and the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB), yet due to other news events it seems to have passed by without major noise. To make sure everyone is up to date, I wanted to share what happened yesterday and where we go from here.

The UK Members of Parliament voted 330 to 231 in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in the House of Commons. The Bill will now move forward to the House of Lords next week for further scrutiny. There is the chance that peers will choose to make amendments and if so, it will come back to MPs in the House of Commons, but the belief is that it will go straight through. Once through the House of Lords, it will go to the Queen for Royal Assent, usually a simple formality.