One Tory predicts 20/30 voting against the government at second reading tonight and another 20 or so abstentions, but that feels high to me tbh (Arj Sing, via Twitter).
Despite loud complaints from some newspapers, the Lords was very cautious over Brexit – understandably deferring both to MPs’ decisions and the 2016 referendum result. But that deference has its limits – one of which would almost certainly be proposals to endorse a breach of international law. Moreover, this move explicitly reneges on the Withdrawal Agreement which the Conservatives’ 2019 manifesto described as ‘a great new deal that is ready to go’ (Meg Russell, Constitution Unit).
Theresa May: asked "how can the Government reassure future international partners the UK can be trusted to abide by the legal obligations of the agreements it signs" (Lizzy Buchan, The Mirror)