Brexit: No 10 will not accept 'meaningful vote' amendment

Brexit: No 10 will not accept 'meaningful vote' amendment
 

The government “cannot accept” a Lords amendment giving parliament a “meaningful vote” on a Brexit deal, and will re-table its rejected version, Downing Street has said, setting up a final showdown with Tory rebels on the issue this week.
Theresa May put off a likely Commons defeat last week by promising rebels a compromise on the issue in the EU withdrawal bill. However, the eventual government amendment did not go as far as one drafted by Dominic Grieve, the Tory former attorney general.
When the bill returned to the Lords on Monday, peers passed another amendment, based on Grieve’s... read more

 
19 June 2018 in Politics, Views: 47
Source: Guardian
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