Brexit: Lords defeat government over internal market law

The government has been defeated in the House of Lords over its Brexit law. The bill aims to create a UK-wide internal market after the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December. Peers voted 367 votes to 209 to amend the Internal Market Bill, after claims that it would allow the UK government to “shackle” devolved administrations as powers are returned from Brussels. Cabinet Office Minister Lord True said this amendment would create confusion for business. He said the right place for final decisions on the internal market should be the Westminster Parliament, but peers supported an amendment that sought to … (full story)

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