Brexit law faces tricky United Kingdom parliament votes

Theresa May is facing one of the toughest weeks of her premiership

Theresa May's landmark Brexit legislation returns to the House of Commons on Tuesday, with the 15 amendments added to it by the upper House of Lords mostly created to keep closer ties to the European Union and give Parliament more power over the divorce process.

(EurActiv) - Theresa May avoided a humiliating parliamentary defeat to her government's European Union withdrawal bill, but only after appearing to promise rebel MPs an effective block on a "no deal" Brexit.

Dominic Grieve, the former Attorney General, took up the Lords' meaningful vote clause and ran with it in the Commons.

May objected to the amendment - inserted by the House of Lords - because she said it would tie her hands in the negotiation. "We must think about the message parliament will send to the European Union this week", May told MPs in her centre-right Conservative Party late Monday.

But it was a vote in parliament on Tuesday that left her seemingly at the mercy of two groups in the Conservative Party - those who want to maintain the closest possible ties with the European Union, and others pressing for a clean break. As ever, Delano will keep you posted.

Laura Smith, MP for Crewe and Nantwich, was among 15 Labour MPs who voted with Theresa May to reject the EEA amendment. The government has also put down some amendments aimed at uniting the party around a compromise. Theresa May has said no British government would ever agree to a hard border there. "If the PM goes back on that there will be no agreed amendment that I can support".

The pro-EU faction got a boost when junior justice minister Phillip Lee resigned Tuesday, saying he could no longer support the government's "irresponsible" plans for Brexit.

POLITICS Brexit
Brexit news: Jeremy Corbyn faces revolt as five Labour MPs resign | Daily Star

Dr Lee said his main objection to Government policy was over the "wish to limit Parliament's role in contributing to the final outcome" and signalled he would rebel on the issue in the Commons later.

He said the United Kingdom should "re-engage with our European and global friends to talk about how to achieve the aims that we share for the future in ways that respect individual countries' interests and sovereignty", taking into account concerns expressed in other EU countries since the Brexit vote about the bloc's direction.

The "meaningful vote" will be the first major test after the House of Lords introduced changes to the bill, trying to reshape the government's approach to Brexit by encouraging lawmakers to press for the closest possible ties.

Labour's divisions were laid bare when Jeremy Corbyn was hit by six frontbench resignations and 89 MPs defied him in a key Brexit vote.

Labour split three ways as the Commons debated a Lords amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill calling for EEA membership to remain on the negotiating table.

He confirmed that ministers will seek to overturn 14 amendments which he said would undermine the goal of the Bill and fail to respect the result of the 2016 referendum. But for now, the government seems to have prevented an embarrassing defeat, and the Tory rebels have avoided the unpleasantness of colluding in the defeat of their Prime Minister.

In other words, in the event of a divorce deal that the Commons refused to accept, MPs would be able to set a new course for Brexit. After a bumpy week of Brexit spats within her administration and with the EU, May wants to fend off another setback in a long-awaited showdown with restive lawmakers. The government fears a weakened negotiating position.

Fed Raises Interest Rates, Signals Faster Hikes on the Way
All those countries have vowed to retaliate against any US tariffs with their own penalties against USA goods. Powell was speaking at a press conference after the Fed announced its decision to raise interest rates .

Cyberpunk 2077 gets another 14 new screenshots
You can enter buildings, Mega Buildings exist as well with multiple floors and multiple areas to explore within a single building. V has an apartment and can have one-night stands - CD Projekt Red was keen to point out that it is very much an adult game.

Michael Cohen searching for new lawyers in FBI investigation
Trump has acknowledged that he reimbursed Cohen for the payment, but he has denied that the affair with Daniels took place. President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen leaves federal court in Manhattan.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Boat carrying over 900 migrants docks in Italy
Jun 14, 2018 - 03:13
Mr Salvini told the Senate: "We have nothing to learn about generosity, voluntarism, welcoming, and solidarity from anyone". The chancellor said migration represented a significant challenge for Europe when it was in a "very fragile situation".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Three dead in south of Saudi Arabia from missile attack: state media
Jun 14, 2018 - 02:06
The coalition aims to restore the government of self-exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. Coalition warplanes and warships launched strikes targeting the Houthis, they added.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Shakhtar reveal how Mourinho beat Man City to Fred transfer
Jun 14, 2018 - 02:05
Brazil's campaign for the World Cup begins with a clash against Switzerland on 17 June before they face Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Canada PM safe for now as Trump attacks, but angry farmers loom
Jun 14, 2018 - 01:40
The Canadian Prime Minister initially said Trump's claims that Canadian steel posed a national security threat were dishonest . Trump's complaint is that Canada-U.S. discussions went well behind closed doors at the G7 meeting in La Malbaie, Que., but Mr.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Farrah Abraham Arrested for Beverly Hills Hotel Fight
Jun 14, 2018 - 00:07
She later denied her part in anything that went down in the hotel, saying, "I did not attack, or batter, or hurt or injure". She added, "Good, you want to do that on camera so everybody at TMZ can see?" I am a normal individual.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Office 365 is getting fluent design, simplified ribbon, other design changes
Jun 13, 2018 - 23:34
Also going live on the Office.com iteration of Microsoft's productivity suite, this new redesign has three major focuses in all. For everyone else, Microsoft is moving forward cautiously, especially when it comes to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Windows.

US, Mexico, Canada embark on World Cup history with winning bid
Jun 13, 2018 - 23:17
Canada would benefit the most from getting an automatic bid, considering it has not successfully qualified on its own since 1986. The Canadian cities are Edmonton, Alberta; Montreal; and Toronto; and Mexico's are Guadalajara; Mexico City; and Monterrey.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dem senators move to halt potential USA troop withdrawal from S. Korea
Jun 13, 2018 - 23:15
In a separate tweet Wednesday, Trump addressed the issue, saying that the US would "save a fortune" by not holding the "war games".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top AT&T wins court approval to buy Time Warner over Trump opposition
Jun 13, 2018 - 23:06
With that added revenue, it could eventually lower the cost of its subscription services, the company argues. In conclusion, he said , "the government has failed to meet its burden of proof".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Congrats to the Golden State Warriors! Back to Back Wins!
Jun 13, 2018 - 22:49
James wasn't around the court for very long after the buzzer sounded and the Warriors completed a sweep of the Cavaliers. Don't rule out the Houston Rockets , who pushed Golden State to a game seven in the post-season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Friday declared holiday to mark Eidul-Fitr
Jun 13, 2018 - 21:59
During Ramadan, which ends at sunset on the final Thursday, Muslims do not eat, drink, have sex or smoke while the sun is up. Eid is also a period of finery, when Muslims dress in their best clothes and give gifts to their friends and family.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top FCC Officially Repeals Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules
Jun 13, 2018 - 21:46
He spoke with Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood about what internet providers wanted to do that they couldn't under the old rules. Brendan Carr, a Republican member of the FCC, said on Twitter: "Americans are passionate about the free and open internet".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Show of solidarity after Donald Trump attacks Justin Trudeau on Twitter
Jun 13, 2018 - 21:04
Trudeau promised to fight back by slapping his own tariffs on American goods. " Let me correct a mistake I made ", Navarro said . Canada's House of Commons Monday condemned the personal attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Italy's Matteo Salvini shuts port to 629 rescued migrants
Jun 13, 2018 - 21:03
The ship was carrying 629 migrants rescued within the Libyan search and rescue region, making Lampedusa its nearest safe port. A US Navy ship rescued 40 migrants off the coast of Libya Tuesday, according to US military officials.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Free Taco Bell tacos coming Wednesday - thanks to the Golden State Warriors
Jun 13, 2018 - 21:01
The chain has partnered with the Major League Baseball for the "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco" promotion continuously since 2015. Taco Bell plans to honor its promise Wednesday, June 13 from 2 - 6 p.m.at participating locations across the country.