Prime Minister Theresa May loses key Brexit vote in Parliament

Prime Minister Theresa May lost a key vote on the Brexit bill in the Parliament on Wednesday after a rebellion within the ranks of her own party, and was defeated on an amendment to the European Union Withdrawal Bill by four votes. MPs from across deferent parties voted to give parliament a legal guarantee of vote on the final Brexit deal struck with Brussels.

Despite a  last-minute attempt to offer concession to rebels, an amendment  to the bill was backed by 309 to 305. According to media reports, the government’s first Commons defeat on Brexit came after opposition parties joined forces with Conservative rebels during a heated debate in the Chamber on the amendment which was brought by former attorney general Dominic Grieve.

-AENNS-14/12/2017