The British House of Representatives continues to debate the bill on Thursday to prevent a Brexit without a deal that was adopted by the House of Commons on Wednesday. The members of the Lower House already started on Wednesday.
It is not yet exactly known when the vote on the bill will take place. It must be held before 5 p.m. (local time), because the parliament will no longer meet in the run-up to publishing the budget.
If the bill is passed, Britain can only leave the European Union on 31 October with a deal or if Parliament approves a withdrawal without a deal. If that fails, Johnson must request a postponement until January 31.
A majority in the Upper House is in favor of the proposal, which would mean a new defeat for Prime Minister Boris Johnson. However, Johnson supporters could delay the debate, so it is not yet certain when a vote will be taken.
Shortly after the bill was passed, the prime minister asked the parliament for early elections on 15 October. That proposal was not accepted, so Johnson lost his first three votes in the lower house in two days.