UK Parliament votes for the triggering of article 50

Last night the UK government voted in an overwhelming majority of 494 votes to 122 in approval of the triggering of article 50. This flies in the face of previous speculation that the triggering of the treaty might be stalled in the House of Commons. The historic vote has been hailed as a victory for the nation who voted to leave the EU. Prime minster May managed to force a 3 line whip on the vote and quash a late rebellion from some of the more staunch remain MP’s. Labours attempt fell short with Mr Corbyn seeing 52 Labour MP’s vote against the bill.