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  • Theresa May suffers first defeat in Commons – in key Brexit bill vote

    The Government has suffered its first defeat in a critical Brexit vote. MPs supported a Tory rebel amendment for a “meaningful vote” on any Brexit deal by 309 votes to 305. MPs were voting on a series of amendments to Theresa May’s flagship Brexit legislation. Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve is demanding changes to the…

  • Published on 13 Dec 2017

    Government Brexit defeat: game-changer?

    One Labour MP said Ken Clarke told him and his colleagues: “This proves there’s a majority for soft Brexit.” Opposition MPs are queuing up in agreement with that analysis. One said “the dam has burst,” another said “this is a complete game-changer.”

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