Brexit bill clears UK parliament, set to become law

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question time debate in Parliament in London, Britain, on January 22, 2020. (Reuters)

Legislation enabling Britain to leave the European Union at the end of this month cleared parliament on Wednesday, after the upper House of Lords abandoned attempts to force changes to the landmark bill.

In a series of votes the elected lower House of Commons rejected five amendments and sent the bill back to the Lords, who agreed to back down. Royal assent could be given as early as Thursday.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05