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Last night the government suffered 14 defeats in the House of Lords on the police, crime, sentencing and courts bill. My colleague Jedidajah Otte has the story here.

Here are some tweets from peers about the votes, which represent a significant setback for the Home Office, particularly because some of the clauses in the bill relating to protest were only introduced when the legislation was in the Lords, and cannot now be reinserted when it returns to the Commons.

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