Brexit: Lords inflict crushing defeats on Government in votes on Internal Market Bill

Key parts of Boris Johnson’s controversial Brexit legislation have been rejected in a crushing defeat in the House of Lords. Peers moved to strip controversial clauses from the UK Internal Market Bill that would enable ministers to break international laws. The Lords voted 433 to 165, a majority of 268, to reject law-breaking powers after fierce criticism by Tory former leader Michael Howard and Tory ex-chancellor Ken Clarke.

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