4 Apr 2019

The House of Lords debates no-deal Brexit bill as Tory/Labour talks continue

Political Editor

A water leak brought the House of Commons to an early close this afternoon.

But at the other end of Parliament, the House of Lords is set to sit far into the night as pro Brexit Lords attempt to hold up progress on a bill that would force the Government to delay Brexit.

A cross party group of backbench MPs got the Bill through the Commons by just one vote yesterday after less than five hours of debate.
On Whitehall, Government ministers and Labour frontbenchers held four and a half hours of Brexit talks today – with more in the diary for tomorrow.