UK parliament approves Brexit bill

The British House of Lords passed the Brexit Bill Monday night, clearing the last hurdle for the government to trigger Brexit.

The House of Commons approved the bill weeks ago, but the Lords fought to amend the legislation, inserting a promise that EU citizens living in the UK will be allowed to remain. Britain's House of Commons rejected an attempt to make the government promise - before European Union exit talks begin - that it will guarantee EU citizens living in the UK the right to remain.

By a vote of 335 to 287, the House of Commons rejected changes to the Brexit bill proposed by the House of Lords earlier this month. The bill is expected to be approved by the Queen on Tuesday, enabling Prime Minister Theresa May to resume prolonged negotiations with the EU in accordance with Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

Source: VOV5