Brexit Bill Takes Blow In Regards To EU Citizens

Brexit Bill Takes Blow In Regards To EU Citizens

The bill, which allows the United Kingdom government to trigger Article 50, was passed unamended in the House of Commons in February after MPs received conservative assurances of European Union nationals rights' protections.

Peers have rejected to vote through the Government's Brexit Bill in the first major setback for the legislation.

Before the vote, May said her timetable for triggering Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon treaty, which starts a two-year negotiating period, would not change.

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.

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Lord Newby, the leader of the Liberal Democrats in the Lords, said passing the amendment would "require the Commons to think again".

Conservative peer Viscount Hailsham added: "Take the high moral ground and give reassurance to the millions who have made their home here in the expectation they can live and work here".

"I'd like to make two core points". There is no need to apply for a document to prove this.

"It was a great debate - it just happened to have been on the wrong Bill".

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"After we have left the EU, the United Kingdom will continue to be bound by and observe the ECHR (European Court of Human Rights), which, in accordance with Article Eight, and appropriate case law, will protect EU nationals' rights to. their private and family life".

The prime minister has repeatedly said she wants them to stay, but says she must also secure the rights of 1.2 million British citizens living elsewhere in the EU.

Success for the rebels would mean the Government having to choose between trying to overturn the measure in the lower chamber, or agreeing to guarantee the rights of 3.2 million European Union citizens living here - even though Germany and other European Union countries are refusing to give similar reassurances to 1.2 million Brits living in Europe before the formal Brexit talks begin.

But Conservative peer Nigel Lawson said the amendment was merely "virtue-signaling" and would have no concrete impact.

Government sources said ministers will now seek to overturn defeat in the Commons.

Peers have suggested it is unlikely they will vote against the Bill for a second time.

However, the process could delay the bill.

"It is, indeed, my plan to trigger by the end of March", she told MPs.

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