“The British government has been found in contempt of Parliament for the first time ever after it refused to publish the full legal advice underpinning its Brexit plan.
“Theresa May’s government lost the critical vote by 311 to 293, a stinging defeat for the Prime Minister at the beginning of a week of votes on issues related to leaving the European Union.
“The government immediately said it would publish the legal advice, prepared by Attorney General Geoffrey Cox, on Wednesday.
“Hours before the vote, May told the Cabinet that “candid” legal advice given to ministers must remain confidential.”
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