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The Former Labour Welsh Secretary Lord Murphy says it is not the role
of the House of Lords to thwart or block Brexit, but it
will play an important role in scrutinising its terms.
He was speaking ahead of a two-day debate by peers about the bill
giving the Prime Minister the power to begin the process
of leaving the EU.
Meanwhile, one of his cross-party counterparts in the Lords says
they should not delay or alter the bill.
Nick Palit reports.
MPs have already voted by a majority of 4:1 to give
Prime Minster Theresa May the power to invoke Article 50
and begin the process of Britain leaving the EU.
Now, peers in the House of Lords will debate the bill for two
days, starting tomorrow.
The Upper House normally gives an unopposed second reading
to government legislation.
So it would be a breach of tradition if they opposed it.
Lord Lisvane, who is from Cardiff, and who, with Sir Robert Rogers,
served as clerk to the House of Commons says peers may succeed
in tweaking the terms of the bill.
I think it is possible that the Lord Mayor asks the Commons
to think again on the position of EU nationals resident in the UK.
I don't think that there is any chance that the Lords
will delay the bill.
If the elected house has decided not to do so,
then the unelected house, I think, could not, would not
and should not do so.
Former Welsh and Northern Ireland Secretary, Lord Murphy of Torfaen,
agrees that it's not the role of the Lords to block Brexit,
but he'll be tabling an amendment on the issue of a hard customers'
border with Ireland, and feels peers have an important role to play.
Parliament does have a very important role in scrutinising
the terms of our exit and, in our case, of course,
to make sure that we get the best possible deal for the Welsh people.
Because we rely so heavily, for example, on our exports to Europe.
We rely heavily on European money for agriculture and for all sorts
of schemes up and down Wales.
So we have to try and safeguard those and to ensure that we get
the best deal possible.
So there is a role, but it's not one to block or to thwart Brexit.
Nearly 200 peers have put their name down to speak.
Any amendments would then go back to the Commons.
But political analysts say, barring anything unprecedented,
the bill to leave the EU should become law.
A police car chase which led to a BMW crashing and closing
a major road in north Wales has been referred to the watchdog,
the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
The crash closed the A55 between St Asaph and St George yesterday.
The driver of the car is said to be in a stable condition in hospital.
North Wales Police are appealing for anyone who saw the BMW
convertible travelling from Bodelwyddan to get in touch.
The Labour party says it has suspended a campaigner who fought
against the decision to change a Carmarthenshire primary school
to Welsh-medium education.
However, tonight, Michaela Beddows has told BBC Wales she is not
a member of the Labour party, who have said they've launched
an investigation into her conduct.
Carmarthenshire council voted in January to drop the English stream
at Ysgol Llangennch near Llanelli.
A man's body has been found on a Pembrokeshire beach.
Police were called to Manorbier beach in Tenby yesterday
morning at around 7:30am.
Officers say the man has been identified and his
family has been informed.
His death is being treated as unexplained.
All lost pets found by councils should be checked for microchips
so they can be returned to their owners.
That's according to a petition which will be considered
by the National Assembly.
Currently, it is compulsory to get a dog microchipped,
but it isn't mandatory to scan them.
Six councils across Wales say they don't routinely
scan found animals.
The petition, signed by 160 people, says the microchip system can
only be fully effective if all animals are checked.
Football: And Gareth Bale said he absolutely loved being back
playing after nearly three months out with an ankle injury.
Within minutes of his return as a substitute for Real Madrid,
he scored in their win against Espanyol.
His return gives Wales a huge boost ahead of a vital World Cup qualifier
in Ireland towards the end of March.
Snooker: And Stuart Bingham is ahead in the final of the Wales Open
after the first session.
The former World Champion leads Judd Trump by five frames to three,
with the first to nine taking home the ?70,000 prize.
The match resumes from 7:00pm this evening with live coverage
over on BBC Two Wales.
The first Welshman to fight in the mixed martial arts
Ultimate Fighting Championship says his bout tonight in Canada
will be the biggest of his career.
Jack Marshman will take on Brazil's Thiago Santos
at UFC Halifax later.
It's his 27th professional fight, but only his second in
the Championship after his winning debut in Belfast last November.
This is a momentum fight.
I beat this guy and I've just beat a guy who's ranked 15th in the world
a couple months ago.
So it's really going to step me forward, I think.
And it's exciting.
Because I feel I've got the measure of it.
I can't see how I'm going to lose.
I'd like to be at the very top end of the top 15
by the end of this year.
And then you start reaching for the top 10 the year after.
Because, like I said, I'm still only young.
Time for a quick look at the weather:
Tonight, cloudy and damp conditions
will continue with further outbreaks of rain.
Very murky with widespread mist and fog, but remaining mild.
Lows of around nine Celsius.
Tomorrow remains murky with more rain, but drier in the east.
Strong winds will pick up, especially over higher ground.
Staying mild, highs of around 14 Celsius.
I'll be back with your late update at around 10:30pm this evening.
Thanks for watching.
Enjoy your evening.
Bye for now.