20 Jun 2018

Government wins ‘meaningful vote’ Brexit battle

Political Editor

Theresa May has seen off a potentially damaging defeat on her flagship EU withdrawal bill.

The possibility of a government defeat saw seriously ill Labour MPs brought into parliament to vote on an amendment that would have given the Commons a bigger say in the Brexit negotiations.

In the end the Brexit Secretary gave Tory rebels just enough reassurances to keep some of them on side, and so the government got its way.