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The Queen backs Brexit

The Queen backs Brexit
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Champers at the ready. After much speculation last year over Her Majesty's feelings towards the EU, the verdict is finally in: the Queen backs Brexit.

Her Majesty has given Royal Assent to the government's Brexit Bill -- thereby making it an Act of Parliament. Theresa May now has permission to trigger the UK's exit from the EU at a time of her choosing.

The news has been met by celebrations in the Commons:

https://twitter.com/BBCParliament/status/842330578078842880

However, over in the Lords it's a more muted affair:

https://twitter.com/BBCParliament/status/842331901943808000

Oh well, you can't please them all...

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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