Government suffers three defeats on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal

Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal has suffered three defeats in the Lords and will now have to go back to the Commons.

The first reverse for the Prime Minister was over the right of EU citizens lawfully residing in the UK after Brexit.

Peers backed a cross-party amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill allowing them to be given physical proof of their status.

The report stage vote, by 270 to 229, majority 41, means the Bill will have to go back to the...
source: Reading Chronicle

2020-01-21 00:29
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