Theresa May wins key Brexit bill vote after last-ditch deal


Government 'limps through by making big concessions'
Labour MP Chuka Umunna, a supporter of the People's Vote campaign for a referendum on the final Brexit deal, says: "The government has managed to limp through the votes today but only by making big concessions and allowing parliament to take back control of the Brexit process if it rejects the deal ministers negotiate.
"Ministers are in a Brexit mess of their own making, which makes it more likely we will get a bad deal. And they know it. 
"Dr Phillip Lee bravely resigned today and backed a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal because he knows the Brexit course being pursued will be damaging for his constituents and for the country. 
"With the government in chaos, divided and barely able to negotiate with its own party, let alone with the EU, momentum is only going to build behind a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal, so that the people of this country can decide whether the deal on offer is good enough for them, their families and our country."Government 'will not agree to House of Commons binding PM's hands'
Responding to today's events, a spokesperson for the Department for Exiting the EU says: "On the meaningful vote we have agreed to look for a compromise when this goes back to the Lords.
"The Brexit Secretary has set out three tests that any new amendment has to meet – not undermining the negotiations, not changing the constitutional role of parliament and government in negotiating international treaties, and respecting the referendum result.

"We have not, and will not, agree to the House of Commons binding the government's hands in the negotiations."
The government have won a vote on a group of remaining amendments being debated today, which relate to devolution.
Ayes: 321
Noes: 40
The government wins with a majority of 281.

House of Commons votes 321 to 40 to agree with the remainder of amendments in the second group made by the @UKHouseofLords to the .
These amendments relate to devolution.