Boris Johnson declares weve done it as his Brexit deal is finally passed by Parliament after three bitter years

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BORIS Johnson declared weve done it as his Brexit deal was finally passed by Parliament.

The huge Tory majority crushed a Lords rebellion on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, overturning five amendments in a Westminster battle known as ping-pong.

PM declared ‘weve done it’ as his Brexit deal finally got over the finishing line

The Lords backed down at 6pm and agreed to wave the bill on to Royal Assent, making it law with eight days to go before Britain leaves the EU at 11pm next Friday.

It ends one of the most bitter sagas in British politics a battle over the shape of the exit deal that has raged since Theresa May triggered Article 50 on March 29, 2017.

The jubilant PM said it meant the nation could now move forwards as one United Kingdom.

He added: At times it felt like we would never cross the Brexit finish line, but weve done it.

Now we can put the rancour and division behind us and focus on delivering a bright, exciting future with better hospitals and schools, safer streets and opportunity spread to every corner of our country.

The Withdrawal Agreement still needs formal ratification from the European Parliament, in a vote set for next Wednesday.

But that is now seen as a formality.

Overturned measures included Lord Dubs bid to give child refugees the right of reunion with their parents in the UK and EU citizens in the UK post Brexit getting an ID document.

The jubilant PM said it meant the nation could now 'move forwards as one United Kingdom'

The jubilant PM said it meant the nation could now ‘move forwards as one United Kingdom’

 

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