Second defeat in one night for the Government on Brexit!
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats
An amendment providing enhanced protections for employment, equality, health and safety entitlements, rights and protections, and consumer and environmental standards has been passed in the Lords.
This is the second defeat today for the government in the EU Withdrawal Bill.
This defeat is a key step in ensuring that parliament plays the key role in Brexit and not just a handful of Ministers altering standards via the back-door.
Guaranteeing that standards relating to equality, employment law and many other things can only be altered via primary legislation is extremely significant and essential to the democratic process.
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