Brexit: EU Withdrawal bill suffers 15th defeat in Lords

Brexit: EU Withdrawal bill suffers 15th defeat in Lords
 

The government has suffered its 15th defeat in the House of Lords over the EU Withdrawal Bill.
Peers voted by a majority of 50 to say the government should set up a body to maintain EU standards of environmental protection after Brexit.
Lord Krebs, who instigated the move, argued that while EU rules would be carried over into UK law, environmental principles underpinning them would not.
Ministers had promised a consultation on the issue but lost by 294 to 244.
MPs will decide whether to reverse the measure when the bill returns to the House of Commons. Peers are debating the third reading... read more

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