Gina Miller demands Lords show ‘backbone’ in changing Theresa May’s Brexit Bill on eve of critical debate

The campaigner who forced Theresa May to ask Parliament’s permission to trigger has demanded the House of Lords show “backbone” and push the Government into concessions on Brexit.

Speaking exclusively to The Independent, Gina Miller said those debating Ms May’s Article 50 Bill this week must take the lead because the House of Commons had shown “cowardice” in failing to win any compromise.

Peers may use sittings on Monday and Wednesday to push for votes on key amendments, including ones demanding a guarantee for EU citizens’ rights and for a vote on the final deal Ms May secures from the EU on Brexit.

But the upper chamber is under immense pressure to wave the Bill through unchanged, ratcheted up by Ms May’s decision to personally attend the Lords last week and monitor them discussing her legislation.



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