12 Jun 2018

Government wins Brexit bill vote after concessions

Political Editor

In Westminster, a government fearing defeat in the Commons made concessions to rebel Tory MPs to give the house more of a veto than it’s ever had over Brexit negotiations. Consequently a defeat on a number of Lords amendments to the EU withdrawal bill was avoided, but there are further votes tomorrow. This came after a last-minute resignation by the justice minister Dr Phillip Lee, who said he could no longer look his children in the eye and vote to support the government.