Lords inflict 15th defeat on government over EU withdrawal bill

Lords inflict 15th defeat on government over EU withdrawal bill
 

Peers have inflicted their 15th defeat on the government as the EU withdrawal bill was finally given a third reading in the Lords.
A cross-bench rebellion to beef up government proposals for environmental protection after Brexit was carried by 294 to 244 votes. Peers argued that enforcement measures proposed in a consultation document published last week were inadequate and the environment principles themselves had been subordinated to housing and economic growth.
“This is a pale imitation of what we had been led to believe the document would say,” the Labour peer Lady Jones of Whitchurch... read more

 
16 May 2018 in Politics, Views: 51
Source: Guardian
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