June 19, 2018 / 9:23 AM / a month ago

UK government will not accept Lords proposal of 'meaningful vote' - source

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s government will not accept a proposal from the upper house of parliament which hands lawmakers greater power over a Brexit deal, a government source said on Tuesday, setting up a showdown over plans for a “meaningful vote”.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Royal Free Hospital, London June 18, 2018. Stefan Rousseau/Pool via Reuters

The source said on condition of anonymity that Prime Minister Theresa May would stick to her offer to the lower house of parliament for a vote to accept or reject any deal she wins in Brussels to leave the European Union.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by William James

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