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UK government confident of winning vote on Brexit legislation

[LONDON] Prime Minister Theresa May's government is confident of winning a vote on a major piece of Brexit legislation, due in parliament later on Monday or early Tuesday, Mrs May's spokesman said.

Parliament is due to hold a late-night vote on whether to let the central plank of Britain's Brexit plan - the EU withdrawal bill - move to the next stage of the lawmaking process.

Asked whether the government was confident of the outcome, he said: "Yes. We've said this is a hugely important bill in terms of preparing the way for a smooth Brexit for business and the rest of the country, and we encourage all MPs to support it."

Brexit minister David Davis warned that Britain faces a chaotic exit from the European Union if lawmakers voted against legislation designed to sever political, financial and legal ties with the bloc.

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