EU Withdrawal Bill officially becomes law

Donald Tusk

The House of Commons speaker John Bercow said the European Union withdrawal bill, passed by both houses of parliament last week, had been signed into law by the monarch, to cheers from Conservative lawmakers.

This is just the first of at least four more Brexit-themed acts the government must pass before next March, including specific bills on customs, trade, immigration and one on the final deal.

It said that £347 million had been earmarked for new models in the first half of 2018 - nearly half the sum announced in the same period of 2017, as auto makers continued to take a waiting brief on Brexit and its impact on United Kingdom plc.

The bill's passage marks a "historic moment for our country, and a significant step towards delivering on the will of the British people", British Prime Minister Theresa May said after the news.

The legislation was debated for over 250 hours in both chambers over the past year.

Eurosceptics celebrated the passing of the bill through parliament last week as proof that, despite continuing uncertainty in the negotiations with Brussels, Brexit was happening.

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Goal difference will then determine which nation goes through. "I want to congratulate the players". There were goals , though, in the other Group C match as Peru beat Australia 2-0.

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French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire arrives to attend a visit at the STX shipyard site in Saint-Nazaire, France, June 14, 2018. Trump's tweet comes days after he threatened to impose a 20 percent tariff on all European cars entering the U.S.

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But with the Peruvians leading 2-0 before the hour in that game, the Moscow clash settled down to little more than a canter. Australia suffer a 2-0 defeat to Peru in their final match at the 2018 World Cup , with both teams exiting the competition.

She says Britain will leave the EU single market and customs union while seeking "as frictionless as possible" trade with the bloc.

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, a staunch Brexit supporter, said: "The legal position is now so much stronger for a clean Brexit".

Another eurosceptic, Conservative MP Dominic Raab, said May would go to an European Union summit later this week "with the wind in her sails".

May thanked Brexit Secretary David Davis, chief whip Julian Smith and the Government's Leader in the Lords Baroness Evans for their hard work delivering legislation which she said would be "a major building block for the UK's bright future outside the EU".

It was subject to fierce debate as it passed through Parliament, with many attempts to change its wording. The uncertainty associated with the Government's position on Brexit has also meant the industry has just £347.3 million in new investment earmarked for new models - nearly half the sum recorded in the same period previous year.

She will gather her top ministers after the European Union summit, which starts on Thursday, to thrash out their differences with the aim of publishing a Brexit blueprint shortly after.

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