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U.K.'s May Faces Brexit Clash After Bill Clears First Lords Test

  • Draft Article 50 Bill passes ‘second reading’ without vote
  • Unelected upper house set to consider amendments next week
U.K. Prime Minster Theresa May.

U.K. Prime Minster Theresa May.

Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May won the first stage of her clash with Parliament’s unelected upper chamber over her plan to trigger Brexit, but now faces a fight to pass her draft law unchanged.

After about 20 hours of debate over two days, lawmakers in the House of Lords agreed without a vote late Tuesday to let the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill move on to its next stage in the scrutiny process.