Shadow minister and five Labour PPSs resign to defy whip over Brexit – Politics live

MPs debate amendments to EU withdrawal bill – watch live
  • Theresa May has cleared what was seen in advance as a perilous parliamentary hurdle, as over the course of a two-day debate MPs reversed or partially reversed 14 of the 15 defeats the government suffered on the EU withdrawal bill in the House of Lords. (It decided to accept the 15th.) Labour claims that it might achieve “a whole catalogue of victories against the government” proved unfounded. There were 20 divisions in total, and the government won them all fairly comfortably. But May only averted defeat on a Lords amendment to give the Commons a “meaningful vote “ on Brexit by promising to rewrite the legislation in accordance with proposals drawn up by the leading Tory rebel Dominic Grieve and today fresh evidence…

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