Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Thursday, March 02, 2017

House of Lords and Brexit

The House of Lords has thrown a small monkey wrench in PM May's Brexit plan. There's a great diagram of legislative process in the article that's too large to add to the blog. Take a look at it.

Government defeated on Brexit bill
The government has been defeated after the House of Lords said ministers should guarantee EU nationals' right to stay in the UK after Brexit.

The vote, by 358 to 256, is the first Parliamentary defeat for the government's Brexit bill.

However, MPs will be able to remove their changes when the bill returns to the House of Commons…

The amendment backed by the Lords requires the government to introduce proposals within three months of Article 50 to ensure EU citizens in the UK have the same residence rights after Brexit.

But it could be overturned when MPs, who have already backed the Brexit bill without amendments, vote on it again.

The government is expected to attempt to overturn the defeat when the legislation returns to the Commons…

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