Government suffers second Brexit defeat in House of Lords

The House of Lords inflicted a second blow to the government tonight which could put the Brexit timetable at risk.

Ministers only want MPs to get a ‘deal or no deal’ vote on the final terms of Brexit, but peers said that wasn’t enough and insisted on a ‘meaningful’ parliamentary vote on the final EU divorce deal.

We asked grandmothers the most inspirational thing they’ve seen women achieve Brexit Secretary David Davis described the decision by peers as ‘disappointing’ and said the Government intends to overturn the result.

Voting was 366 to 268 at the end of a passionate and sometimes bad tempered three-hour debate in a crowded House of Lords.

The amendment to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill was approved with Labour, Liberal Democrat and some Tory backing and greeted with cheers.

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