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