>> Yea.>> Fighting back on Britain's Brexit bill. The government's landmark legislation to leave the EU has been defeated in the House of Lords.>>
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The amendment is the first defeat for the bill, but it wont end there. The UK government already expressing disappointment to the decision. The bill will now enter a form of parliamentary ping-pong, going back to the House of Commons for debate. But there, unlike in the House of Lords, the government has a slender ruling majority.
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>> And lawmakers in the Commons have already backed the legislation without amendments. This time round, conservative MPs may face renewed pressure to rebel, but even if they don't, the back and forth could delay a time sensitive bill.
The legislation gives Prime Minister May the power to begin official divorce proceedings with the EU. She staked her reputation on that happening this month.