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Tag: Customs union debate

  • Friday, May 11th 2018 - 06:00 UTC

    “Lords should not undermine the will of the majority” that voted for Brexit

     Leader Andrea Leadsom said the Lords should not undermine the desire of voters who backed the UK leaving the EU at the 2016 referendum

    Peers should not undermine the will of those who voted Brexit, a senior minister has said after the UK Government suffered 14 defeats over key legislation. Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom said the Lords has made significant improvements to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which transfers EU law into UK law, linked to devolution.

  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 12:12 UTC

    Tories divided on the customs union and PM May on the brink

    Although the vote is not binding on the government, many politicians believe it will influence May's future thinking on a deal she wants with the European Union

    British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered her biggest Brexit blow so far when MPs on Thursday backed a call in the House of Commons for Britain to stay in a European customs union. A debate, promoted by the main opposition Labour Party, was agreed unanimously after a four hour discussion in the House of Commons.

  • Tuesday, April 24th 2018 - 08:00 UTC

    Crucial week for Theresa May who insists that “we are leaving the customs union”

    Following a defeat in the House of Lords over the customs union vote after Brexit, the Prime Minister and her team are reported to be having a rethink.

    British Prime Minister Theresa May could bow to Parliamentary pressure to keep Britain in a customs union with the European Union after Brexit. Following a defeat in the House of Lords and reports that a number of Tory MPs will vote in favor of membership in the Commons, the Prime Minister and her team are reported to be having a rethink.

  • Monday, April 23rd 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    Customs union debate in Commons on Thursday; Lords voted in support

    Peers voted by 348 to 225 in favor of a plan requiring ministers to report on steps to negotiate a continued union last week.

    The UK government has restated its commitment to leaving the EU's custom union - ahead of a symbolic vote on the issue this week. Last Wednesday, the government suffered defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill in the House of Lords - when peers voted in favor of staying in the customs union. As a result, MPs will get a chance to debate the proposal on Thursday..