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REMOANERS DEFEATED: Government BEATS pro-Remain peers' demand for SECOND Brexit referendum

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A REMAINER bid for a second EU referendum at the end of Article 50 talks suffered an almost fatal defeat today as the House of Lords rejected the call for another Brexit vote.

Europhile peers had attempted to add an amendment to the Government's Article 50 Bill this afternoon calling for a public vote on the terms of the Prime Minister's final Brexit agreement.

But peers overwhelmingly rejected the demand with 336 voting against the amendment and only 131 supporting it.

The amendment to the proposed Article 50 legislation had been brought by Lord Newby, Liberal Democrat leader in the House of Lords, along with Labour peer Lord Hain and Conservative peer Baroness Wheatcroft.

Liberal Democrat peers, having failed to secure the amendment on the demand for another referendum, will now vote against the Article 50 Bill at its third reading in the House of Lords later tonight.

"Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
“The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
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