h/t to Larry here:
Larry Ledwick says:
14 March 2017 at 3:23 am (Edit)
Theresa May FINALLY wins the power to trigger Article 50, expected to pull the trigger at the end of the month.
Which Daily Mail says:
Theresa May FINALLY wins the power to trigger Article 50 as historic Brexit Bill is sent to the Queen following climb-down by peers
No 10 today moved to end speculation of an immediate Article 50 trigger
May is expected to be handed power to do so tomorrow but will wait two weeks
Commons rejected both of the amendments to the Brexit Bill earlier tonight
House of Lords decided against defying the will of the elected chamber again
By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline and Tim Sculthorpe, Deputy Political Editor and Chris Summers For Mailonline
Published: 07:20 EDT, 13 March 2017 | Updated: 20:01 EDT, 13 March 2017
Theresa May has finally won the power to trigger Article 50 after peers backed down and passed the Brexit Bill after two crucial votes in the Commons earlier.
MPs followed orders to delete an amendment on guaranteeing the rights of EU nationals, backing the Government 335 to 287, majority 48.
The Commons also defeated the second amendment on the timetabling of votes at the end of the negotiation by a majority of 45.
Peers then debated the deletions but did not offer any further resistance. It means the historic legislation will be law by tomorrow.
Viscount Hailsham, a Tory peer who voted in favour of the amendment last time, said tonight: ‘We have asked the Commons to think again, they have thought again, they have not taken our advice, and our role now I believe is not to insist.’
Despite the climb down by Remain supporters in Parliament, Mrs May will not trigger Article 50 tomorrow – despite expectations having risen she might.
No 10 today denied the Prime Minister had been spooked by Nicola Sturgeon’s shock announcement of plans for a second independence referendum.
Yeah, I’m sure the Scots moving to a 2nd “Run Away!” vote had nothing to do with it… /sarc;