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Thursday, 29 June 2017

May prepares to make embarrassing Queen's Speech climbdown to avoid defeat on abortion rights ...

May prepares to make embarrassing Queen's Speech climbdown to avoid defeat on abortion rights ...
- But an amendment put forward by Labour backbencher Stella Creasy threatens to cause trouble for Mrs May by driving a wedge between the Tories and her allies the DUP.
It insists that women subject to tough abortion laws in Northern Ireland should have access to free treatment in England. 
After Speaker John Bercow announced he had selected Ms Creasy's proposal for debate, Commons leader Andrea Leadsom signalled that the government is considering accepting it to avoid an humiliating defeat.