History is made as Queen gives Royal Assent to the Brexit Bill paving the way for Theresa May to trigger Article 50 within weeks
The Queen has formally given Royal Assent to the European Union Bill
The historic move clears the way for Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Brexit
But Mrs May has indicated she won’t start the formal process until end of month
David Davis played down recent concerns about quitting the EU without a deal
History has been made today after the Queen gave Royal Assent to the Brexit Bill – clearing the way for Theresa May to trigger the divorce.
The Queen has given Royal Assent to the Brexit Bill, paving the way for our divorce from the EU
The legislation’s addition to the statute books – becoming an Act – comes after weeks of wrangling in parliament as Remoaner MPs and peers fought to water down the Bill.
Mrs May and Brexit Secretary David Davis successfully fended off attempts to amend the text of the two-clause legislation in the Commons.
But when it moved to the unelected Lords, where the government does not have a majority, Labour and Liberal Democrat peers joined with crossbenchers and a few Tory rebels to pass two changes.