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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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MPs begin debate on Brexit Bill

David Davis opened the debate for the government

MPs have begun two days of debate in the Commons over the government's bill to invoke Article 50.

David Davis, the secretary of state for exiting the European Union, opened the second reading of the Bill, which enacts the Brexit referendum result saying: "At the core of this bill lies a very simple question - do we trust the people or not?"

A great deal of debate is expected - 99 backbench MP's alone have registered their intention with the Speaker of the House to speak on the Bill.

Mr Davis urged members to allow the government to stick to its March 31 deadline to invoke Article 50.

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