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MAY 10

UK Govt Suffers Brexit Defeat in House of Lords

LONDON (AP) – The British government faced pressure over Brexit at home and abroad Monday, including a defeat in Parliament over who gets the final say on an exit deal with the European Union. By 335 votes to 244, the

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DELINGPOLE: We Won Brexit But the Same Dreary Losers Are Still In Charge

There is still much dispute as to precisely what it was that persuaded 17.4 million Britons to vote for Brexit last year. Some may have done it to regain Britain’s sovereignty, some to curb immigration, some because they realised correctly that everyone on the Remain side of the argument from one-hit-wonder gobshite Bob Geldof to that preening renter of overpriced desert islands Richard Branson was a weapons-grade, copper-bottomed tick.

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Lords Brexit Bill Amendments to go Before MPs From Monday

LONDON (AFP) – British MPs will meet on Monday to discuss amendments made to a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Brexit, with further debate possible on Tuesday and Wednesday, the government said.

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Remain MPs May Be Plotting to Claim Brexit Veto

With the House of Lords passing two amendments to the bill to activate Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and begin the process of leaving the European Union (EU), Remainer MPs may now openly rebel against Theresa May’s government.

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Theresa May Braces For Second Brexit Defeat in the Lords

LONDON (AFP) – British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a second defeat on her Brexit bill Tuesday as the House of Lords votes on another change which would give parliament the final say on leaving the EU.

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UK Can be ‘Self-sufficient’ In Workers After Brexit, Lords Told

The Lords have been told that there is no need to guarantee employers permanent access to a large pool of low-skilled foreign labour after Brexit, as investment and higher wages can make the country “self-sufficient” in workers. “We have 1.5 million

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Lords Warned: Derailing Brexit Would Provoke Largest Crisis in a Century

Attempts to overturn Brexit would pitch the country into the largest constitutional crisis it has faced in over a century, Brexit-supporting peers have warned their colleagues. Addressing the House of Lords yesterday, former Foreign Secretary Lord Hague made an impassioned

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Theresa May Warns Lords Not to Delay Brexit Bill

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s House of Lords launched a bid Monday to gain a greater say for Parliament over the terms of the U.K.’s European Union exit, as Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers not to hold up “what the British people want” by trying to delay the process.

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Brexit Bill Set for Rough Ride Through House of Lords

Britain’s House of Lords is to begin debating a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to kickstart Brexit — a potentially tricky test given her Conservatives do not hold a majority there.

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Lord Speaker Slaps Down Bercow over Trump Ban

The Speaker of the House of Lords has slapped down his counterpart in the House of Commons over his decision to effectively ban U.S. President Donald J. Trump from addressing Parliament.

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House of Lords Could Delay Brexit For Another Year

Unelected peers in the House of Lords could delay the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union (EU) for up to a year by rejecting the bill which authorises the government to activate Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the legal mechanism for beginning the Brexit process.