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UK: House of Lords debates bill to block no-deal Brexit

United Kingdom, London
September 05, 2019 at 14:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

The UK's House of Lords debated the second stage of a bill which would extend the Brexit deadline and potentially rule out a no-deal exit from the EU in London on Thursday.

"I rise to support this bill, for one reason and that is that crashing out of the European Union on October the 31st without a deal would, to put it mildly, be highly sub-optimal," House of Lords Peer Peter Mandelson said during the debate.

Some Peers denied that the bill and extending Brexit negotiations would improve matters and could worsen the situation.

"I do share the view of growing numbers of people in this country that we must get on with Brexit. Months or even years of delay to Brexit day, which I think this bill accommodates will makes matters worse not better," House of Lords Peer Lucy Neville-Rolfe said during the debate.

If the bill passes all stages in the House of Lords it will return to the House of Commons on Monday when MPs will vote the bill to the next stage of 'Royal assent' when it would become law.

If successful when it returns to the House of Commons, the bill proposed by Labour MP Hilary Benn, would force UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek an extension to the current Brexit deadline of October 31 to January 28, and could potentially rule out the prospect of the UK exiting the EU without a deal.

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The UK's House of Lords debated the second stage of a bill which would extend the Brexit deadline and potentially rule out a no-deal exit from the EU in London on Thursday.

"I rise to support this bill, for one reason and that is that crashing out of the European Union on October the 31st without a deal would, to put it mildly, be highly sub-optimal," House of Lords Peer Peter Mandelson said during the debate.

Some Peers denied that the bill and extending Brexit negotiations would improve matters and could worsen the situation.

"I do share the view of growing numbers of people in this country that we must get on with Brexit. Months or even years of delay to Brexit day, which I think this bill accommodates will makes matters worse not better," House of Lords Peer Lucy Neville-Rolfe said during the debate.

If the bill passes all stages in the House of Lords it will return to the House of Commons on Monday when MPs will vote the bill to the next stage of 'Royal assent' when it would become law.

If successful when it returns to the House of Commons, the bill proposed by Labour MP Hilary Benn, would force UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek an extension to the current Brexit deadline of October 31 to January 28, and could potentially rule out the prospect of the UK exiting the EU without a deal.

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