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Brexit Bill backed by overwhelming majority of MPs

The Government's Brexit Bill has been given the go ahead by parliament after two days of intense debate, by a majority of 384.

The passing of the bill gives Prime Minister Theresa May permission to trigger Article 50 and start formal Brexit talks.

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Ken Clarke only Tory MP to vote against Brexit Bill

Ken Clarke was the only Tory to vote against Brexit Bill Credit: PA

Former chancellor Ken Clarke was the only Conservative party MP to vote against the Government's Brexit Bill, it has emerged.

Clarke previously likened visions of a post-Brexit future to a "wonderland-type" fantasy, saying "apparently you follow the rabbit down the hole and you emerge in a wonderland where suddenly countries around the world are queuing up to give us trading advantages."

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