Government defeats first amendment to EU Withdrawal Bill

Ministers have won two votes on flagship Brexit legislation as the attempt to steer the EU Withdrawal Bill through Parliament.

By Greg Heffer, Political Reporter

The Government have defeated the first opposition amendment to their flagship Brexit legislation.

Backed by Plaid Cymru and the SNP, the proposed amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill would have forced Theresa May to win the consent of the UK's devolved administrations before repealing EU legislation.

But, the amendment was defeated 318-52 as MPs continue their line-by-line scrutiny of the bill.

Later, on the first day of the bill's...
source: The Sky News