United Kingdom government defeats pro-EU lawmakers on Brexit, for now

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The government was forced into a major compromise on Tuesday when it had to agree to give parliament a greater role in Brexit negotiations to avert a defeat at the hands of rebels from her own party who want to keep close European Union ties after Britain leaves the bloc in March next year.

But it came at a cost - a government promise to strengthen Parliament's voice, potentially at the expense of its own power to set the terms of any final divorce deal with the EU.

"We have not, and will not, agree to the House of Commons binding the Government's hands in the negotiations".

In a highly charged atmosphere in parliament, lawmakers who oppose the government said they had received death threats and brandished a copy of the Daily Express newspaper, which ran a headline saying: "Ignore the will of the people at your peril".

However flabbily drafted the clause may be, defeat for the government would send a strong signal that Parliament doesn't back the negotiating goals May is pursuing.

The Lords amendment would have forced the Government to prioritise an EEA deal, the so-called Norway Model, in negotiations with the EU.

Lee, who was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice, has quit the front bench so he can vote against the government on the "meaningful vote" amendment.

Potential rebels fell into line after Mr Buckland said ministers were ready to "engage positively" with their concerns before the Bill returns to the Upper House next Monday. "But if we face the prospect of a "meaningless process" rather than a "meaningful vote", Parliament will be enraged".

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Former Tory cabinet minister Dominic Grieve, who tried to broker a compromise between MPs and ministers, has warned a no-deal scenario could lead to a "national crisis".

A paper laying out the U.K. government position on future relations, due to be published this month, has been delayed until July because the Cabinet can not agree on a united stance.

Dismissing the Government's compromise, she tweeted: "Merely issuing a statement in response would make it a meaningless final vote". By 2pm the only speeches had been from the two main frontbench spokesmen (Brexit minister, David Davis, and Labour's Matthew Pennycook). The Sun reports that Brexiteers are not allowing any more Government amendments.

Parliament will vote Tuesday on a key piece of legislation, the E.U. Withdrawal bill, that would transfer European Union laws now on British books into British law after Brexit. The mandatory nature of the amendment may prove too much for the Government's taste, given May has repeatedly said she can't have MPs bind her hands in negotiations. This means MPs and Lords could tell May to go back to negotiating table and get something better. For others, it was only a commitment to continue to discuss the issue as the new amendment agreed by the commons goes back to the lords.

The fact is that the Tory rebels are still split on tactics, with some preferring to hold off until the Trade Bill next month to push a single market solution.

The amendment in question hinges on whether lawmakers will get a "meaningful" vote on Britain's membership of the European Union.

The EU is expecting her to have made progress by a summit in June and both sides want to reach a deal by October.

Laura Smith, MP for Crewe and Nantwich, was among 15 Labour MPs who voted with Theresa May to reject the EEA amendment.

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