The British Parliament passed in the second reading “a bill abolishing the” laws of the EU

British lawmakers on Tuesday, September 12, voted in favour of the second reading of the law providing for rupture of political, financial and legal ties with the European Union, reports Reuters.

After more than eight hours of debate on Monday, lawmakers voted in a ratio of 326 to 290 in favor of a “bill abolishing the” laws of the EU.

This will allow the bill to proceed to the next stage of the process of adoption by Parliament.

28 March, Prime Minister Theresa may has signed a letter notifying authorities of the European Union about the formal start of procedure Brexit. Negotiating this process will take two years.

The decision to withdraw the UK from the EU were adopted by referendum on 23 June 2016. The rejection of EU membership was supported by more than half of voters.