European Union withdrawal bill to face House of Lords after MPs approve it

Ivan Schwartz
January 21, 2018

The House of Commons is expected to pass the bill, which will incorporate thousands of pieces of European Union legislation into the British statute books and repeal the legislation enshrining Britain's European Union membership.

But this is certainly not the end of the war.

This comes after a tumultuous journey in the House of Commons, which several times placed strain upon the Government, before the bill has even been considered by the House of Lords.

Flagship Brexit legislation has cleared the House of Commons after MPs approved the EU Withdrawal Bill.

The unelected House of Lords may insist on further changes when peers begin their scrutiny on January 30, while ministers still face opposition from Scottish and Welsh administrations.

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Tory MP Nigel Evans said it will take a "very courageous House of Lords" to stand against the majority of British people who voted to leave the European Union in the Brexit referendum, when peers will be given the chance to vote on the final bill.

The vote on the bill's third reading followed two hours of voting on MPs' proposed amendments to the legislation, which the Government defeated. The outcome of the vote was victory for Prime Minister Theresa May over her political opponents who want a Soft Brexit.

Britain and the European Union reached a preliminary agreement before Christmas on Britain's financial settlement after Brexit, EU expatriate rights and the future of the Irish border, opening the door to the second phase of talks.

However, May has yet to set out her precise vision for the future, and while some members of her cabinet want to stay as close as possible to the single market, others favour a clean break.

Lord Adonis has longed campaigned in an attempt to call for a second referendum and reverse Article 50. "If the British wish to find another way than Brexit, we are then ready to talk about it".

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