United Kingdom government defeats pro-EU lawmakers on Brexit, for now

Ken Clarke recently a favourite of liberal Remainers but long a Conservative minister

On the second day of debate on changes to May's EU withdrawal bill, lawmakers will vote on amendments handed down from the upper house of parliament over Britain's relationship to the bloc's customs union and single market.

Mr Grieve withdrew his own amendment, which would have given MPs powers to dictate what the Government should do if no acceptable agreement is reached by February 2019.

Morgan said if a compromise amendment did not emerge, rebels could work with the Lords to ensure the changes took place. The government earlier had said it would not support that amendment.

In a statement later, the Department for Exiting the European Union said the government had "agreed to look for a compromise".

Mr Lilico's comments come after the Government avoided defeat to its EU Withdrawal Bill after a last-minute deal aimed at placating a Tory rebellion.

But she also set ground rules, saying she would not allow parliament to tie her hands in the Brexit negotiations in Brussels or allow lawmakers to overturn "the will of the British people" - conditions that limit the powers she can hand over.

Asked on BBC Radio 4's Today programme what would happen under Government plans if MPs voted against the deal eventually secured by Mrs May, Mr Davis said: "If they throw it out, well, they throw it out".

Addressing a meeting of the backbench 1922 committee on Monday ahead of a series of crunch Commons votes, the Prime Minister told MPs to consider the signal that would be sent to Brussels if the Government was defeated.

He added: "I understand the difficulties MPs representing constituencies which voted strongly for Leave or Remain have on the EEA amendment".

However, she faces a gruelling bout of "parliamentary ping-pong" with the Lords as the Bill bounces back and forth between the two Houses over the coming weeks.

Theresa May has said that Parliament can not be allowed to "overturn the will of the British people" on Brexit.

Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli PM, charged with fraud
Sara Netanyahu was charged on Thursday along with Ezra Saidoff, a former deputy director general of the Prime Minister's Office. In a statement posted on the prime minister's Facebook page, her lawyers called the indictment "baseless and delusional".

Remainer Stephen Hammond said a group of potential rebels - believed to number 15 to 20 - received assurances from the PM moments before the key vote.

"The British people voted to leave the European Union, and as prime minister I'm determined to deliver that", she told lawmakers.

The government says the changes would weaken Britain's negotiating position and is seeking to reverse them in the Commons.

And in a signal of deepening Tory tensions over Europe, Phillip Lee quit as justice minister hours before yesterday's vote in protest at the Brexit plans.

"If, in the future, I am to look my children in the eye and honestly say that I did my best for them I can not, in all good conscience, support how our country's exit from the European Union looks set to be delivered".

Yet this week's marathon Brexit debate have Labour members of Parliament concerned about their Brexit-voting electorates - and pro-European lawmakers frustrated by Corbyn's euroskeptic history - airing frustrations in full view.

"They want us to deliver on Brexit and build a brighter future for Britain as we take back control of our money, our laws and our borders".

After days of division and bitter rows between Brexiteers and Remainers in the Tory ranks, Theresa May was able to see off another amendment that would have tied Britain to the customs union post-Brexit by 325 votes to 298, majority 27.

But Tory MP Andrew Bridgen, a leading Brexit backer, said the concessions could "come back to haunt" the government if they amounted to a veto over the terms of the UK's departure.

"Time will tell as to whether this is just another attempt to buy off the rebels or a real attempt at consensus".

He also insisted he wanted to "speak up for his constituents" - even though Eurosceptics pointed out his Bracknell seat voted 53 per cent to Leave in the referendum.

Related News:

  • Supreme Court lets states charge internet retailers more in taxes

    Supreme Court lets states charge internet retailers more in taxes

    The conservative chief justice, John Roberts dissented along with liberals Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. This decision overturned a 1992 ruling, which allowed these platforms to use the internet as a tax-free haven.
    Mexican fans celebrate victory against Germany in first game

    Mexican fans celebrate victory against Germany in first game

    Marquez first appeared for Mexico at the 2002 World Cup and has since gone on to feature in 2006, 2010, 2014 and now 2018. It was a strike fit to win any match, and Costa Rica could not find a way back into the game.
    Peta's Forecast - Storm chances will follow weekend heat

    Peta's Forecast - Storm chances will follow weekend heat

    Showers will be more popular than strong storms, but heavy downpours and lightning can't be ruled especially during the afternoon. That difference will be felt most at night when city temperatures remain in the 80s - up to 10 degrees warmer than the suburbs.
  • Mexico stun champions Germany 1-0 in World Cup opener

    Mexico stun champions Germany 1-0 in World Cup opener

    And if they finish runners-up in Group F , Germany could be on course to face Brazil in a daunting second-round match-up. One desperate last attack then had Neuer come up for a corner before Mexico closed out an unforgettable triumph.
    Early red card dooms Colombia in 2-1 loss to Japan

    Early red card dooms Colombia in 2-1 loss to Japan

    The former Ajax youngster is one of the best young centre-backs in Europe, but his mistake led to Japan's opening goal . The referee was quick to send off Sanchez, awarding a penalty to Japan which was converted by Kagawa.
    Lozano, Mexico top Germany in thrilling Group F opener

    Lozano, Mexico top Germany in thrilling Group F opener

    Eighteen of its shots came in the second half, when it enjoyed a 2-to-1 advantage in time of possession. And we're going to prepare for the next match", he said.
  • Militant groups will be flushed out of J&K: Rajnath

    Militant groups will be flushed out of J&K: Rajnath

    The Army Chief added that Governor's rule in the state is unlikely to have any impact on ongoing military operations. Hours later, state chief minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti submitted her resignation.
    Obama Homeland Security secretary: Trump border policy is 'un-American' and 'ineffective'

    Obama Homeland Security secretary: Trump border policy is 'un-American' and 'ineffective'

    But Nielsen , in a speech to a law enforcement group in New Orleans, Louisiana, offered no apologies for the policy . Host Steve Doocy compared the situation to children being taken away from parents who committed a bank robbery.
    Rapper XXXTentacion Dies After Shooting: Celebs and Fans React

    Rapper XXXTentacion Dies After Shooting: Celebs and Fans React

    A further report indicated witnesses told officers that a Louis Vuitton bag was stolen from XXXTentacion's vehicle. Kanye West led the tributes Monday, saying he was grateful to the young rapper "for existing".
  • Haley says USA  will leave United Nations  human rights council

    Haley says USA will leave United Nations human rights council

    All concerns regarding human rights abuses in all the other countries around the world are debated under Agenda Item 4. She said the withdrawal notwithstanding, the USA would continue to defend human rights at the United Nations .
    What's happening at the U.S.  border

    What's happening at the U.S. border

    Trump, said Sunday: "She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart". He did not say "let the children suffer". "Maybe it's politically correct or maybe it's not".
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic blasts Paul Pogba critics with big claim

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic blasts Paul Pogba critics with big claim

    But the team of VAR officials had a look at the incident and decided after multiple replays that Griezmann had indeed been fouled. The Australians matched the fancied French for much of their battle in Kazan in a display which heartened coach Bert van Marwijk.


Most liked

Lionel Messi 'light years' ahead of Diego Maradona - Sergio Ramos
The Barcelona star , 30, later admitted to being "hurt" after missing a decisive penalty that would have put his side ahead. I have no doubt that a goal from the penalty kick would have changed everything.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern welcomes newborn daughter 'to our village'
Ardern announced she was pregnant with her first child in January, just three months after entering the prime minister's office. An instagram of the baby captioned "Welcome to our village wee one", had reached 10,000 likes after just a few minutes.

John Oliver: Separation Of Children From Parents At Border 'Objectively Awful'
Children's advocates, religious groups, and some politicians in both parties have criticized the policy as inhumane. However, there is no statute that requires children to be separated from their parents at the border.

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Visits China
An announcement could come this week to suspend the major joint military exercises, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports. Kim could ask for a withdrawal of or a reduction in United States forces in South Korea - a longstanding goal in Pyongyang.

At Least 5 Dead After SUV Carrying Illegal Immigrants Crashes - Timothy Meads
Another passenger, also reported to be a USA citizen, is under arrest in connection with the possible case of human smuggling. Dimmit County officials confirmed Sunday afternoon that five people have died in a crash involving undocumented immigrants.

Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann Lead France Past Australia in 2018 World Cup
Deschamps made his final switch, Blaise Matuidi on for Tolisso, as the game headed towards a tense last 10 minutes. But the French showed guts to secure the three points with a good pressing toward the end.

Cheryshev stars as Russian Federation rout Saudi Arabia
We didn't play as we planned. "We haven't been kidding anybody", he said. 'But now we see they have limited capabilities . Just a week ago, Saudi Arabia lost by a respectable 2-1 scoreline to Germany in their final warm-up game in Leverkusen.

Giuliani says Trump may consider pardons after Russia probe
Manafort was taken into custody and transported to a jail in Virginia about 90 miles south of Washington. As he has in the past, Giuliani would not say specifically whether Trump would submit to be questioned.

Ramadan: Muslim faithful wait for a sign to celebrate
In addition to fasting every day for the whole month of Ramadan, it's also a time where Muslims give to charity. Sa'ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, has declared Friday as the day for the celebration of eid-el Fitr .

How does Fortnite on Switch compare to PlayStation 4?
Unfortunately, creating a new account is now the only solution until one of the many appeals to Sony potentially works. There's also a full graphical comparison video that shows that Fortnite on Switch, looks, well, just like Fortnite .

Spurs rumor: Pau Gasol could be a potential trade piece
Adding Leonard to their fold could very well help put them over the hump and help them reach their championship aspirations. Leonard is eligible to receive a five-year, $219 million contract extension from the Spurs this summer.

Argentina vs Iceland : Messi subdued by muscular Icelandic defence
After the game, the Argentine spoke out on his frustrations, noting: "I feel responsible for the draw". It meant Iceland preserved a point after Alfred Finnbogason cancelled out Sergio Aguero's opener.

China Join Hands to Counter OPEC’s Dominance in Asian Oil Market
With demand for oil strong, Morgan Stanley said the group's "production is likely to creep higher". The kingdom reported that it increased production in May to about 10 million barrels a day.

Saudi-Led Alliance Gears Up for Battle in Key Yemeni Port City
Reports over the weekend suggested the Lower Al-Jahah area, south of the city, had been captured in fierce fighting. The sound of heavy, sustained gunfire clearly could be heard.

European Central Bank calls halt to quantitative easing, despite 'soft' euro
Italy's new populist government is a coalition between the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the anti-immigration League. ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude added 23 cents to $66.87 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.