British government fends off bids to alter Brexit bill

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn loses another frontbencher

9th February, 2017
House of Commons backs Article 50 bill. Pic: Getty

The third stage of the bill was approved by 494 votes to 122, with 52 Labour Party MPs defying their leader Jeremy Corbyn to vote against it.

This week, MPs have been debating proposed amendments to the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, though none won enough support to succeed.

The British government managed to avert defeat on one amendment earlier this week by giving a commitment that MPs would be offered a vote on the final Brexit...

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