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How does Britain's parliament approve the Brexit trade agreement?

There could be a core of pro-Brexit lawmakers in Johnson's party who vote against the deal on the grounds that it doesn't deliver the kind of clean break they wanted.

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There could be a core of pro-Brexit lawmakers in Johnson’s party who vote against the deal on the grounds that it doesn’t deliver the kind of clean break they wanted

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Britain and the European Union agreed terms of a trade deal on Thursday after months of knife-edge negotiations and seven days before transitional arrangements come to an end.

That gives Britain’s parliament just days to scrutinise and pass the laws needed to implement the deal before a Dec. 31 deadline.

IS THERE ENOUGH TIME?

Yes, just.

Parliament can be recalled at 48 hours’ notice and would be expected to convene some time after Dec. 28.

The process of passing the necessary legislation can be squashed into a day or two providing lawmakers agree to the timetable.

WILL PARLIAMENT APPROVE THE DEAL?

It is widely expected to.

There could

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First Published: Dec 24 2020 | 10:04 PM IST

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