British PM Theresa May receives UK Parliament’s approval to begin Brexit process

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• UK Prime Minister Theresa May has received Parliament’s first stage approval to begin the process of Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU) after winning a crucial vote in the House of Commons last night.

• British MPs voted in favour of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill.

• 498 MPs voted in favour of Brexit Bill, while 114 voted against it.

• The bill now progresses to the next more detailed legislative stage before it can become law.

• British Prime Minister will bring out a White Paper on her Brexit strategy.

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