UK Lords worry European Union laws could be scrapped without parliamentary scrutiny
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 07, 2017,
Mar 07, 2017, 21:36
However, she is facing growing pressure to protect the rights of European Union nationals in the United Kingdom post-Brexit - before a similar deal is reached with the 27 European Union member states guaranteeing the status of the 1.2 million Britons living in Europe.
But the changes may be temporary.
The government has said it will resist any amendments to the Bill when it returns to the Commons and is seeking to dissuade anti-Brexit Conservatives from joining the opposition in support of the changes approved in the Lords.
Prime Minister Theresa May wants to invoke Article 50 of the EU's key treaty, triggering exit negotiations, by March 31.
The Lords EU Financial Affairs Sub Committee said the United Kingdom would be in a "strong" legal position if the two-year Article 50 withdrawal negotiations ended without a deal.
The Commons Exiting the EU Committee said the Government should act unilaterally and not wait for a reciprocal assurance over the position of British citizens in the EU. May by adding an amendment to the Brexit bill, one that calls for a "meaningful vote" on the final terms of Britain's.
The report, titled "Brexit: UK-EU movement of people", set out to examine the possible arrangements for EU citizens looking to move to Britain after the government ends the current free movement agreement.
The government had rejected the amendment, saying it would weaken May's hand by denying her the ability to walk away from the negotiating table.
Man suffers psychiatric episode on tram before falling asleep then dyingBrexit Secretary David Davis described the decision by peers as "disappointing" and said the Government intends to overturn the result.
A total of 366 voted for an amendment to the bill to trigger Article 50, with 268 voting against.
MPs call for all parties to the negotiations to make the resolution of the rights of all European Union citizens in the United Kingdom and UK citizens in the European Union their first priority.
"We have to get a fair deal for them as well". Given that most European Union students and self-sufficient people (including those who are the partners and spouses of British citizens) will not have been aware until recently that this is a requirement for lawful residence in the United Kingdom beyond 3 months, it is likely to account for a significant proportion of the rejected applications.
He suggested that the UK's European neighbours have realised that there is a lot at stake for the EU if an amicable agreement can not be thrashed out after Article 50 has been triggered by May this month.