MPs of the upper house of the British Parliament (House of Lords) have approved a bill obliging the government to delay Brexit. The document will be signed by the British queen Elizabeth II on Monday, September 9, Reuters reports.
It is noted that after that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will have to extend Britain’s membership of the EU for three months.
The day before, Johnson called the document a “capitulation bill.” He said he would rather be “dead in the gutter” than delay Britain’s exit from the European Union.
On September 4, the document was approved in the third reading by deputies of the lower house of parliament (House of Commons). The bill received 327 votes in favour and 299 against.
The British Parliament opposes the current version of the agreement with Brussels on the country’s exit from the EU. But Brexit is not happy with it without a deal either. Brexit was supposed to take place on March 29, but due to failed votes it had to be postponed to October 31, 2019.
Parliament now intends to force Johnson to ask the EU to postpone Brexit from October 31 to a later date, but the prime minister has consistently said he intends to pull the country out of the EU with or without a deal.