May loses 15th Lords vote on Brexit bill as peers vote to keep EU environmental standards – Politics live

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It would not be in the national interest to release information that would form part of our negotiating position, and in order to ensure good governance, it is in all our interests, including the interests of those who might have the ambition at some very distant date to serve in a Labour government, to preserve the system of cabinet government that allows for good and well thought through decisions.

I don’t think Labour are going to tempt many Tory rebels this evening; Anna Soubry just called it “…a Mickey Mouse motion that doesn’t deserve any support.”

Here’s Peter Chapman’s resignation letter to Ruth Davidson. pic.twitter.com/kqe6MaU5kv

Greener UK, a coalition of 13 environmental organisations, has welcomed the Lords vote. Its chair, Shaun Spiers, said in a statement.

The government has promised world-leading protection of the environment after Brexit. The defeat today shows that parliamentarians of all parties believe that it is failing to live up to this ambition.

It was encouraging to see the prime minister launch a 25-year plan for the environment and promise a strong environmental watchdog. But these announcements and pledges amount to little more than words on paper without the power to hold government to account.

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