Brexit 02 March 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 07:24PM
Theresa May will be forced to order MPs to throw out an immediate guarantee that 3 million EU nationals can stay in Britain, after a humiliating defeat in the House of Lords.
Peers defied the Prime Minister by voting by 358 to 256 – a majority of 102 – to insert a clause in the Article 50 Bill to ensure EU citizens will have the same full rights to live and work here after Brexit.
The vote will infuriate Ms May, who had urged the Lords not to amend the Bill – even sitting on the steps of the royal throne herself last week, to pile on the pressure.
It means she will have to attempt to overturn the defeat in the Commons next week, when Tory MPs will be under pressure to stage their own revolt.
And it suggests Article 50 cannot be triggered for another two weeks, although the Prime Minister will still meet her deadline of the end of the month.
The Government described the result as "disappointing" but signalled it intended to reverse the result when the Bill returns to the Commons.
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