British Prime Minister, Theresa May, suffered a humiliating defeat on Wednesday when rebels from her party teamed up with MPs from other parties to vote in support of an amendment that will give Parliament a final say on the agreement the UK enters with the EU on Brexit.
Unless it is overturned by the government at a later stage, it means MPs will get to vote on the final deal reached with Brussels before it is ratified.
The government had previously offered a vote. But critics wanted a guarantee that this would be “meaningful”, claiming the bill gave ministers the power to bypass Parliament in implementing the withdrawal agreement.
One rebel, Stephen Hammond, was sacked by the prime minister as a party vice chairman in the aftermath of the vote.