United Kingdom government disappointed by Lords votes on Brexit laws, vows robust action

by Dominic Parks May 4, 2018, 10:49
United Kingdom government disappointed by Lords votes on Brexit laws, vows robust action

"We are disappointed that the House of Lords has voted for this amendment in spite of the assurances we have provided", Minister of state at the Brexit department Martin Callanan said after the vote.

Earlier in the day, the Lords had riled Brexiteers by backing an amendment aimed at giving Parliament power to set the Government's future course on Brexit if it ends up rejecting any deal agreed by Theresa May later this year.

Mr Davis said his officials are still working on a United Kingdom version of the backstop.

MPs have already defeated the government once on the issue of a meaningful vote and the issue will now return to the Commons for it to be decided once and for all.

Speaking ahead of the vote, the Prime Minister's official spokesman said: "The Withdrawal Bill is about ensuring we leave the European Union in a smooth and orderly manner".

Both sides hope to negotiate the UK's withdrawal agreement by this October in order to give the United Kingdom and European Parliaments enough time to debate and vote on it before the moment of departure.

If it comes into force, it will "tie the hands" of the government, critics say, and could result in Brexit being thwarted altogether, as MPs overwhelmingly back remaining inside the bloc - against the wishes of the British people.

Donald Trump To Meet With Occupents Of Deadly Southwest Airlines Flight
After that incident, Southwest disagreed with a Federal Aviation Authority proposal about engine inspections, reported Reuters. President Donald Trump honored Tuesday the heroic crew and pilot who landed the Southwest Airlines plane that lost an engine.

Viscount Hailsham's amendment would allow Parliament to determine the government's course of action if MPs rejected the deal or if the United Kingdom and European Union were not able to reach an agreement of any kind.

Brexit Secretary David Davis last week admitted that the government would have the option of asking for an extension to Article 50 negotiations, should Parliament request it.

The former Tory minister Viscount Hailsham said: "In democracies both Parliament and the electorate have the right to change their minds".

"I'm afraid it reveals the appalling lengths to which the die-hard Remainers are prepared to go to achieve their aims", he said.

Speaking afterwards, he said ministers would consider the implications of the vote.

"Second, it demands specific votes by artificial deadlines which, if not met, would give parliament the power to micromanage the government on how to carry out these negotiations".

Baroness Wheatcroft added: "It's increasingly clear the public wants a final vote on the final deal".


TOP News

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich
Benzema had been following up and gratefully steered the simplest of finishes into the empty net. Isco's absence, meanwhile, would likely bring in Gareth Bale in the starting XI.

Eagles GM denies there was an altercation with Derrius Guice
Guice had been projected by some to be taken late in the first round of the National Football League draft on Thursday. In March, he told SiriusXM that he was asked if he liked men during an NFL Scouting Combine visit.

NFL Draft: Lions trade up to draft Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson
Ragnow can play center or guard and his versatility will be a bonus to the unit. "Good scheme fit for us". In Round 5, the team plucked offensive tackle Tyrell Crosby out of OR with the 153rd overall pick.

In Armenia began to elect a new Prime Minister
Speaking in an interview with AFP on Monday, Pashinyan said, "It was clear that Armenia is in the grip of a deep political crisis".

But just how many watches did Apple sell last quarter?
The three months ending with March were Apple's first full quarter selling its new flagship phone , the iPhone X. Apple , which started manufacturing iPhones in India one year ago, has cut the price of some of its models.

Trump hints of imminent news on Americans detained in North Korea
USA Today writes, "A month before his trial, he supposedly apologized for trying to steal military secrets for South Koreans". Mr Trump has said the United States is "fighting very diligently" to win their freedom.

Confirmed: China has deployed missiles on the Spratly Islands
A news report aired by CNBC said the YJ-12B anti-ship cruise missiles allowed China to strike vessels within 295 nautical miles.

Barn Explosion In Connecticut Leaves Eight Injured
Freda said that the officers suffered cuts, abrasions, and bruises, and were treated at Yale New Haven hospital. None of the injuries to the officers were considered life-threatening, the Associated Press reports .

Mass child sacrifice found in Peru
They had all apparently died of violent head wounds, and it is surmised they may have participated in the sacrifices. The baby llamas were buried facing east, toward the high peaks of the Andes.

The interior Minister of the United Kingdom resigned
British Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Pakistani-origin Sajid Javid as the country's new Home Secretary. The Minister of internal Affairs of great Britain of amber Rudd Sunday, April 29, left his post.