Bill to block No-Deal passes House of Lords; to become law on Monday

An EU flag flutters next to the statue of Winston Churchill outside the Houses of Parliament, ahead of a vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, in London, Britain January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Bill aimed at blocking a No-Deal Brexit on October 31st, has been passed by the House of Lords this afternoon.

The document is understood to have passed through the upper house of the Houses of Parliament without any amendments presented to the original bill.

This means that the bill will now head for royal assent which will make it a law. This is expected to happen on Monday.

The bill passes despite two failed attempts earlier by Brexiteers to institute amendments to the bill, which were defeated 268 votes against to 47, and 283 votes against to 28.

The bill had been passed by the Parliament on Tuesday evening following a third reading of the bill ensuring its passage to the House of Lords.

The Lords duly said they would look at the bill on Friday and provide a decision on this at around 5PM today.  Attempts had been made by Conservative Brexiteer Peers to kick the bill into the long grass but following a marathon day of discussion until 1.30AM on Thursday morning. They eventually backed down.

The news follows a long week of further MPs from the Conservative Party defecting over the prospect of a No-Deal by October 31st and the extent of the negotiations with the European Union.

Read the full bill to block a No-Deal here: