British MPs Back Boris Johnson's Plan to Leave EU on 31 January 2020

British MPs back Boris Johnson's plan to leave EU on 31 January 2020. US government to support Bayer's appeal of Roundup cancer verdict.

 

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British MPs back Boris Johnson's plan to leave EU on 31 January 2020.

Bullish Boris: British MPs have backed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to leave the EU on 31 January 2020. Voting 358-234, they voted in favour of the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, which now goes on to further Parliamentary scrutiny.

 

The Bill would also ban an extension of the transition period - after the UK leaves the EU but before a comprehensive trade deal is reached - beyond 2020. Johnson argued that a deal could be reached by then, though critics said such a narrow time frame was unrealistic.

 

Johnson's Conservative Party now holds a comfortable 80-seat majority in the House of Commons following last week's general election. This could end years of deadlock over Brexit and give the British government more leeway over getting a deal with Brussels passed swiftly through Westminster. BBC

US government to support Bayer's appeal of Roundup cancer verdict.

Across the Atlantic: The US government is supporting Bayer AG's side in its appeal of the first federal jury verdict finding the company's Roundup weed killer causes cancer. More details here.

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