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UK lawmakers advance measure to continue Brexit withdrawal

[JURIST] The British Parliament [official site] on Monday approved a bill [press release] to continue the process of withdrawal from the EU. The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill [official summary] passed by 326 votes to 290 after a lengthy debate [official summary] and allows for the continuation of Brexit despite the recent election [JURIST report] change. Prime Minister Theresa May released a statement on Facebook [text] saying the measure will allow for a stabilized withdrawal from the EU as they enter into official negotiations as it dictates the domestic law and legal framework. The bill will know go to committee to go through amendments and changes.

The UK has steadily began to unwind from the EU since the Brexit [JURIST report] vote last year. The UK Parliament published legislation[JURIST report] in July to sever political, financial and legal ties with the EU. The UK government also in July announced its withdrawal [JURIST report] from a fishing arrangement made with other countries allowing them to fish within the UK waters. European Commission Brexit Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier in May published the EU's proposed directives for the UK's departure from the EU, saying the highest priorities were citizens' rights, financial settlement and border regulation

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