UK House of Lords inflicts fresh Brexit defeat on govt

London (AFP) – Britain’s House of Lords inflicted another defeat on the government Monday over a flagship Brexit bill, sending it back to MPs and setting up a fresh showdown between Prime Minister Theresa May and her pro-European rebels.

Unelected peers in the upper house voted by 354 to 235 to support a rebel amendment on the role parliament should play if the government fails to secure a withdrawal deal with the European Union before Britain leaves the bloc in March 2019.

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