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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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Ed Milliband: 'Fateful moment in the country's history'

Former Labour leader Ed Milliband described the vote on the government's Brexit bill as "a fateful moment in the country's history".

Speaking in the House of Commons on the second day of debate ahead of Wednesday evening's debate, Mr Miliband confirmed he will be honouring the country's mandate and voting for the Bill on its second reading.

"We do not want to give the sense that people having voted for Brexit because they felt ignored, are being ignored once again," said Mr Miliband.

He described it as "fanciful" that the negotiations would be tied-up in 18 months.

The Doncaster North MP warned against the country driving "into the arms of President Trump.

"I can't go along with the idea that Brexit means Trump," he added.

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