BREAKING: The Final Insult As Peers Vote Through ANOTHER Pro-Remain amendment
The House of Lords has set the scene for a major constitutional clash as it continued today its record of voting through wrecking amendments to keep Britain tied to the European Union.
Peers voted by 298 votes to 227 for an amendment which will keep Britain tied to EU agencies and allow future EU legislation to be replicated on Britain’s statute books.
Earlier today, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson urged the Lords to respect the “clearly mandated” will of the British people and not to continue to frustrate it.
“Both parties campaigned to come out of the single market and customs union.
“It is not just the referendum but in the general election too.
“There is a longstanding tradition in the UK that the House of Lords can under no circumstances frustrate what has been clearly mandated not just by a referendum but by the election as well.
“Indeed, they shouldn’t frustrate it under any circumstances because they do not represent they sovereign will of the British people.”
This is the 11th time the Lords has sought to amend the Brexit Bill which will now go back to the Commons.
UPDATE The Lords have also voted for an amendment scrapping the Brexit date by 311 votes to 233.