House of Lords set to debate Brexit delay bill as Johnson fails to push through snap vote

House of Lords set to debate Brexit delay bill as Johnson fails to push through snap vote
# 05 September 2019 16:26 (UTC +04:00)

The UK's House of Lords has decided to send the Benn bill back to the House of Commons for debate ahead of the prorogation of Parliament, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The House of Commons, the UK’s lower house of Parliament, adopted a bill on delaying Brexit on 4 September, subsequently passing it on to the House of Lords, the legislature’s upper house.

The British peers are set to discuss the key principles and purpose of the European Union Bill during a second reading on 5 September.

According to Philip Hunt, a Labour peer in the House of Lords, the bill will be passed by the upper house by 5:00 p.m. (16:00 GMT).

Prior to this, the UK government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed not to counter the bill on avoiding a UK withdrawal from the European Union without a deal on 31 October, Philip Hunt stated.

Johnson has been clear about his determination to deliver Brexit by the deadline with or without a deal, but on 4 September the Parliament passed a bill on delaying Brexit if the UK fails to reach an agreement with Brussels.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED