>> My Lords, there have voted contents 366, not contents 268. So the contents have it.>> Theresa May's Brexit bill defeated again. Britain's House of Lords voting late on Tuesday to give lawmakers more say over the country's final EU exit deal. Ignoring pleas from the Prime Minister not to hamper negotiations.
Reuters Political correspondent Will James says after a similar vote last week it's another unwelcome obstacle for May's Conservative government.>> The government is absolutely adamant that this bill is a short bill. It has one purpose, and that is to give Theresa May the right to trigger Brexit. The reason this has been very difficult for the government is because the legislation's currently in the House of Lords.
And the government doesn't have a majority there. So if the opposition Labour party and the Liberal Democrats and other cross-bench peers all gang up, the government can be defeated.>> The amendment would require MPs to approve any exit deal before it's debated by the European Parliament. It sets the stage for a tense battle next week in the House of Commons.
Ministers say they'll look to overturn the changes when it returns to the Lower House, where May has a slim majority.>> Teresa May will be relying on her majority in the commons. But there are actually questions over whether she'll be able to do that. Some of her MPs, some conservative law makers, are actually pretty unhappy about the outcome of this vote, and whether they get enough say on what the Brexit deal looks like.
So they may in fact rebel against her, and this could still become law. The government says any restrictions on May's negotiation stance could result in a bad deal for Britain. Now it could take a week or so to throw out the Lords' amendment. But May's vow to trigger exit negotiations by the end of March remains on track