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Peers have approved Boris Johnson's Brexit bill, but not before making changes to the legislation. The House of Lords voted in favour of five amendments over two days of debate, leading the new government to its first parliamentary defeats. The changes included backing the Dubs amendment to protect the rights of refugee children after Brexit . No 10 said they were "disappointed" by the move, but planned to overturn them when the bill returned to the Commons. If the amendments are voted down by MPs on Wednesday - highly likely due to the Conservatives' 80-strong majority in the House - the so-called "ping-pong" period between the two chambers will begin. This means the bill will pass betwe... Full story

21 January