The Government has suffered its twelfth defeat in the House of Lords over their flagship EU Withdrawal Bill, this time over the issue of assigning March 29th 2019 as ‘Brexit Day’.
Peers voted 311-233 in favour of the Duke of Wellington’s amendment to remove reference to a specific date for Brexit Day, a majority of 78.
Commenting, Stella Creasy MP, leading supporter of the People's Vote campaign, said:
“It makes no sense for the Government to tie its own hands in the Brexit negotiations just to appease the most fanatical Eurosceptic wing of the Conservative Party. Once again, the Government is having to be dragged towards a sensible position by the House of Lords.”