After taking away her right to make the big decision herself, MPs have voted in favour of giving Theresa May the power to trigger article 50 and begin negotiations to leave the EU.
The vote was passed after a massive seventeen hours of debate, and won by 498 votes to 114. The decision keeps to May’s aims of triggering the article before the end of March, opening the path for two years of negotiations with the EU.
Labour front benchers Rachel Maskell, Dawn Foster, Jo Stevens and Tulip Siddiq, resigned their positions and voted against Corbyn’s call for his party to trigger the article.
47 Labour MPs voted against the bill. Labour’s Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer, who voted for the bill, said the process was “extremely difficult.”