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Tory peers launch bid to block no-deal bill with filibuster in House of Lords

Conservative peers launch last-ditch effort to block no-deal bill | The Independent |

Tories have tabled more than 100 amendments in the House of Lords designed to eat up the time available to get Hilary Benn's bill onto the statute book before parliament is suspended next week.

One Upper House insider described the Tory holdouts - who include former party leader Michael Howard and former cabinet ministers Peter Lilley and Michael Forsyth - as being "like the Japanese soldiers from the Second World War who stayed in the jungle and kept fighting after the war was over".

by Oui on Wed Sep 4th, 2019 at 09:36:10 PM EST
Late at night Westminster lights burning ...

Lords agree to push through bill preventing no-deal by Friday 5pm

No delay by filibuster of Tory Peers.

by Oui on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 03:16:35 AM EST
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