Boris Johnson's Brexit Bill given Royal Assent by the Queen

Mail Online | 1/23/2020 | Jack Maidment, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline
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Downing Street received a delivery of English sparkling wine today as the Queen rubber-stamped Boris Johnson's Brexit Bill into law.

Parliament finally gave its formal backing to the European Union Withdrawal Agreement Bill last night.

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The draft legislation, which is needed to ensure the UK's departure from the bloc is an orderly one, was then sent to the Queen to be given Royal Assent.

Royal Assent from the monarch is the last stage a bill must pass in order to make it onto the statute book.

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Now that it has been given, the so-called WAB is officially an Act of Parliament.

It means the UK is now guaranteed to leave the EU on January 31 at 11pm after more than three years of torturous wrangling over Britain's divorce from Brussels.

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The announcement of Royal Assent was made in the House of Commons by deputy speaker Nigel Evans shortly after 2.30pm this afternoon.

He interrupted proceedings and said: 'Royal Assent. I have to notify the House in accordance with the Royal Assent Act 1967 that Her Majesty has signified her Royal Assent to the following act: European Union Withdrawal Agreement Act 2020.'

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Downing Street took delivery of the wine this morning but it is unclear whether the PM will crack open a bottle...
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