Eng­land’s peers serve up an­other Brexit de­feat for PM Theresa May

The Free Press Journal - - WORLD -

LON­DON: Bri­tain’s House of Lords in­flicted an­other leg­isla­tive de­feat on the govern­ment over Brexit on Thurs­day, the lat­est in a string of set­backs in par­lia­ment for PM Theresa May. Peers voted to back main­tain­ing EU en­vi­ron­men­tal prin­ci­ples and stan­dards by a ma­jor­ity of 50, as they wrapped up weeks of de­bates over the EU (With­drawal) Bill, which sets the le­gal frame­work for Brexit. It was the 15th de­feat for May on the flag­ship leg­is­la­tion in the up­per chamber, af­ter law­mak­ers ap­proved var­i­ous amend­ments her govern­ment op­posed. The bill will now go back to the House of Com­mons, which could re­ject the var­i­ous ap­proved amend­ments.

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