Lords defeat the government in three votes on Brexit

The House of Lords: Peers can’t stop the Tories from wreaking injustices on the nation – but they can highlight them.

The Tories have lost three votes on their Brexit plans – in the House of Lords.

Peers passed an amendment giving EU citizens in the UK the automatic right to stay, rather than having to apply to the Home Office, and to ensure they can get physical proof of their rights.

They voted to remove ministers’ power to pick and choose which EU Court of Justice rulings should be honoured by UK courts and tribunals.

And they removed proposals for the courts to ignore EU case law after Brexit.

It means nothing in the short term – the Tories will simply reverse the moves when the legislation returns to the Commons.

But it highlights injustices that the Tories wished to enshrine in UK law.

Let’s hope someone is keeping a record of them.

And that enough democracy is left to hold the Tories to account, at some point in the future.

Source: Brexit: Government loses first parliamentary votes since election – BBC News

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1 thought on “Lords defeat the government in three votes on Brexit

  1. Aidey Aitchdee

    So why are people so eager and willing to abolish the house of lords? Even labour mps apparently

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