The speaker of Britain’s House of Commons has announced that the government’s flagship Brexit legislation allowing the country to leave the European Union has become law.
Speaker John Bercow told MPs on Tuesday that the EU Withdrawal Bill received royal assent from Queen Elizabeth II, resulting in the bill becoming an Act of Parliament.
The EU Withdrawal Act, as it is now known, enables EU law to be transferred into British law in an attempt to ensure a smooth Brexit, and it enables EU law to be transferred into UK law in an attempt to ensure a smooth withdrawal from the EU, and it also repeals the 1972 European Communities Act, which made Britain a member of the union.
British Prime Minister Theresa May called the bill’s approval a “historic moment for our country, and a significant step towards delivering on the will of the British people.”
Members of parliament who are in favor of Brexit also hailed the development.
“The legal position…