House of Lords approves measure to force UK PM Johnson to seek Brexit delay

House of Lords approves measure to force UK PM Johnson to seek Brexit delay
# 06 September 2019 19:53 (UTC +04:00)

The UK Parliament's House of Lords has approved a bill effectively blocking a no-deal Brexit, requiring Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask for a three-month extension to London's membership in the EU if parliament has not approved a deal, or agreed to a no-deal Brexit, by October 19, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The bill, which passed through the House of Lords on Friday without a formal vote in its final stage, is expected to be signed into law by Queen Elizabeth on Monday.

Note that, earlier, the House of Commons rejected the prime minister's calls for a snap general election, approving a so-called Benn Bill, seeking to prevent the government from withdrawing from the European Union on October 31 if an agreement with Brussels is not in place.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED