UK: House of Lords chides government, backs EU citizens’ rights

Source: Boston Globe

“Britain’s unelected House of Lords handed the government a stinging — though likely temporary — defeat Wednesday on its plans to leave the European Union, resolving that EU citizens should be promised the right to stay in the United Kingdom after it quits the bloc. By a vote of 358 to 256, Parliament’s upper chamber inserted a clause protecting EU nationals’ status into a bill authorizing the government to begin EU exit talks. … The change must go to a vote in the elected House of Commons, where there is a good chance it will be rejected since Prime Minister Teresa May’s Conservative Party has a majority in the lower chamber.” (03/01/17)