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UK PM Boris Johnson’s Brexit legislation is poised to clear its House of Commons hurdles today after months of knife-edge votes and parliamentary turmoil.

Armed with an 80-strong majority, Mr Johnson decided to fast-track the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) through its remaining stages in the Commons in just three days, where it has faced little substantial opposition.

The bill also enshrines in law the prime minister’s pledge against extending the transition period beyond December 2020. This new deadline increases the risk of a no-deal Brexit, as it leaves the prime minister only 11 months to negotiate a trade deal with Brussels.

Source: TheTelegraph