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.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accused his opponents of making an "extraordinary political mistake" in refusing his calls for a snap election next month.

Al Jazeera's Emma Hayward has more from London.

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