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MPs back Government's Brexit timetable

MPs have voted by a majority of 372 to back the Government's plan to trigger Article 50 to begin the Brexit process by the end of March 2017.

Announcing the vote in the House of Commons, Speaker John Bercow, said that 461 had voted in favour, while 89 had voted against it.

MPs also voted in favour of a Labour amendment calling on the Government to publish its Brexit plan before formal talks begin no later than the end of March 2017.

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Carswell: Remain seeking to 'frustrate' Brexit with scrutiny

Douglas Carswell Credit: House of Commons

Ukip's only MP, Douglas Carswell, has said the "sudden surge of interest in the question of Parliamentary scrutiny" on Brexit is remain supporters "seeking to frustrate the referendum result".

The Clacton MP said that although he was someone who enjoys talking about Europe, he urged the Government to just "get on with it".

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