Brexit Suffers a Snag

As reported by Reuters news agency today, United Kingdoms’ Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan suffered a setback. The House of Lords voted 358 to 256 to amend the European Union Notification of Withdrawal Bill. The bill was proposed to enable the UK to leave the European Union. The vote now requires the UK government to protect “EU citizens currently living in Britain, including their residency rights, within three months of triggering exit negotiations.” Prime Minister May’s Conservatives do not have a majority in the upper chamber and hoped to pass the legislation without changes. With a Conservative majority in the lower house, UK’s government can try to overturn the requirement.

Reuters report found here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-article50-vote-idUSKBN1685D1?il=0

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