May 24, 2022

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UK 🇬🇧 Government loses key Brexit bill vote after Tory rebellion

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The government has been narrowly defeated in a key vote on its Brexit bill after a rebellion by Tory MPs. 
In a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, MPs voted to give Parliament a legal guarantee of a vote on the final Brexit deal struck with Brussels. 
The government had argued this would jeopardise its chances of delivering a smooth Brexit. 
The amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill tabled by ex-Attorney General Dominic Grieve was backed by 309 to 305. 
The government’s first Commons defeat on its Brexit strategy came after opposition parties joined forces with Conservative rebels during a heated debate in the Chamber. 
Critics accused those behind the amendment – which was championed by pro-Remain campaigners – of trying to “frustrate” Brexit and tying the government’s hands. 
But it was backed by the Commons, meaning a new Act of Parliament will have to be passed before ministers can implement the withdrawal deal struck with Brussels.
Source: bbc.co.uk
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