European Parliament ratifies Brexit deal

  • 2020-01-30
  • LETA/AFP/TBT Staff
BRUSSELS - The European Parliament on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to approve the Brexit deal with London, clearing the final hurdle for Britain's departure from the European Union (EU) at 11:00 p.m. this Friday.  The vote at the parliament in Brussels, which came after an emotional debate, was passed by 621 votes to 49, prompting MEPs to burst into a chorus of "Auld Lang Syne", a traditional Scottish song of farewell. After the UK's departure from the bloc, the 73 British MEPs will leave the European Parliament, but  the U...
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