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The Queen backs Brexit

16 March 2017

11:21 AM

16 March 2017

11:21 AM

Champers at the ready. After much speculation last year over Her Majesty’s feelings towards the EU, the verdict is finally in: the Queen backs Brexit.

Her Majesty has given Royal Assent to the government’s Brexit Bill — thereby making it an Act of Parliament. Theresa May now has permission to trigger the UK’s exit from the EU at a time of her choosing.

The news has been met by celebrations in the Commons:

However, over in the Lords it’s a more muted affair:

Oh well, you can’t please them all…

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