Lords defeat a victory for common-sense

The Government have received their eleventh defeat in the House of Lords during the Report stage of the EU Withdrawal Bill. The vote on an amendment to ensure our future interaction with EU law and agencies was passed by a cross-bench majority of 298 to 227

Commenting on the victory, Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords, Lord Newby said:
This vote was a victory for common-sense. Of course if the UK wishes to remain in specific agencies, such as Euratom, it should be able to. This allows us to replicate EU law and means that we can continue our role in any agency that we wish to if it is of obvious benefit.

“The Government needs to swallow its pride and keep the benefits of being in European agencies .”

* Tahir Maher is a member of the LDV editorial team and the Chair of the English Party

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  • Suggestion – In title, put a comma after “defeat”. As it currently stands, it reads as something different to what I think is meant ?

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