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Full speed ahead!

MPs reject Lords meddling on Brexit.

by Westmonster
March 13, 2017

MPs have rejected both Lords amendments this evening, both for a veto on Brexit and for guaranteeing the rights of EU nationals without any guarantees for Brits abroad.

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It means that the Brexit Bill will now go back to the unelected Lords who should vote it through without any more meddling.

331 MPs voted against a veto on Brexit, with 286 MPs voting for one.

Meanwhile MPs also voted to reject a guarantee for EU nationals by 335 to 287. Just 2 Conservative MPs voted for the Lords amendment to tie the government’s hands on rights for EU nationals: Alex Chalk, MP for Cheltenham and Dr Tania Mathias.