Theresa May under fire for ignoring Brexit concerns from Lords committees

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Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is ignoring Brexit concerns, two House of Lords committees have warned.

The government response to a report from peers questioning post Brexit trade policy lacked “rigour”, members of the Lords have said.

The House of Lords EU internal market and external affairs committees issued their findings in December, calling for more information from ministers.

However, peers yesterday bemoaned the quality of a formal response from government, which they said, "was poor, suggesting that the government is not taking our concerns seriously".

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It comes as former Tory minister Nicky Morgan will today lead a cross-party group listing ten objectives for Brexit talks.

Morgan, former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and former Labour shadow chancellor Chris Leslie will brand the points, which include new international trade deals, as “the government’s Brexit contract with the British People”.

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