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.theguardian - 6 month ago

Brexit meaningful vote : May wins after rebels accept compromise

Government defeats amendment drafted by Dominic Grieve after last-minute concessionThe attempt to secure a “meaningful vote” that potentially could have given MPs the power to stop Britain leaving the EU without a deal has been defeated.The final obstacle to the EU withdrawal bill was removed as MPs voted 303 to 319 against an amendment that had been tabled by the former attorney general Dominic Grieve – before he accepted government reassurances about its respect for the power of MPs to hold it to account.

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