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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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Clarke warns May over post-Brexit 'wonderland' fantasy

Remain-backing Tory MP Ken Clarke compared Theresa May to Alice in Wonderland during his speech in Parliament.

Dripping sarcasm, he said Britain may well tumble down the rabbit hole “and emerge in a wonderland” where suddenly countries are “queuing up” for trade.

He added: “Nice men like President Trump and [Turkish] President Erdogan are just impatient to abandon their normal protectionism.”

He also called both campaigns in the referendum "pathetic" and said he’s merely enforcing what has been Tory policy for decades.

He said his colleagues have had a “Road to Damascus” style conversion, but he said: “I’m afraid that light has been denied me!”

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