London: The Boris Johnson-led UK government has lost three votes in the House of Lords over its Brexit legislation, its first defeats since it was re-elected by a majority in the December 2019 general election.
The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, which paves the way for the UK to leave the EU with a deal on January 31, was approved by MPs earlier this month without any changes, said a BBC report.
But despite their emphatic victory in the December 12, 2019, general election, the Conservatives do not have a majority in the Lords and have suffered a series of defeats during the bill’s passage through the House.
Meanwhile, on Monday, the first defeat for the bill was over the rights of EU citizens lawfully residing in the UK after Brexit. (IANS)