The United Kingdom’s House of Lords – the upper chamber of the nation’s Parliament – has approved a bill to delay Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

The Lords passed the bill on Friday.

Conservative peers had earlier in the week threatened to filibuster the fast-tracked legislation into oblivion, and more than 100 amendments were tabled for discussion.

But constitutional law expert Jack Simson Caird said several of the Lords had committed to uphold.

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