The Upper House of the UK Parliament has delayed Brexit’s start, supporting an amendment to the bill on it.
Members of the Upper House of the UK Parliament supported an amendment to the bill on Brexit‘s start and, in this way, delayed its adoption, the Telegraph newspaper reported.
The House of Lords of the British Parliament supported an amendment to the bill on Brexit’s start, requiring the government to immediately guarantee rights of European citizens, who reside in the UK. Thus, parliamentarians slowed down a process of the bill’s passage through the parliament.
Three hundred eighty five members of the House of Lords voted for the amendment, while 256 of them were opposed. It provides that EU citizens and their families, who live in the UK, will lawfully have the same rights as before at the moment of adoption of the bill to withdraw from the EU by the parliament.
Now, the House of Commons (the lower house) will have to hold a revote on the corresponding amendment that will delay the process of adopting the bill.
However, apparently, the government still has time to run Brexit until the end of March, as it was previously planned.
Earlier, it was reported that on February 8, the House of Commons supported the bill on Brexit by its majority.