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UK News Commons Set For Emergency Saturday Sitting On Crunch Brexit Deadline Day

12:25  09 october  2019
12:25  09 october  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

MPs to be summoned to Westminster for Commons Brexit showdown

  MPs to be summoned to Westminster for Commons Brexit showdown Boris Johnson is preparing to call a special Saturday sitting of Parliament after next week’s crucial EU summit. Government sources said MPs were expected to be called back to Westminster on October 19 regardless of whether Boris Johnson has been able to secure agreement on a Brexit dealThe summit in Brussels on October 17 and 18 is the last scheduled meeting of EU leaders before Britain is supposed to leave on October 31.If the Prime Minister is able to get an agreement, it will be an opportunity for MPs – who will have to give their approval – to debate it.

The House of Commons has only sat on four Saturdays since 1939, including on 2 The last time there was a Saturday sitting was 3 April 1982, due to the invasion of the Falkland Islands. This special sitting will be a huge day . That is because it will be the moment when Boris Johnson either

This week has been seen as the effective deadline for a Brexit deal because, in practice, for an agreement to be signed, the framework would have And this morning the BBC is reporting that Boris Johnson is now considering holding an emergency sitting of parliament on Saturday 19 October to

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MPs are expected to meet in the Commons on Saturday October 19 - the deadline by which Boris Johnson has to either agree a Brexit deal or ask for an extension to Article 50.

It will be only the fifth time the Commons has met on a Saturday since World War II.

The government is expected to ask MPs to sit regardless of whether the prime minister has secured an agreement on an exit deal at next week’s crucial EU summit.

The EU Council meeting in Brussels on October 17 and 18 is the last scheduled meeting of EU leaders before Britain is supposed to leave on October 31.

If the PM wins agreement for a deal at the last minute, MPs will be asked to vote for it on Saturday. If not, they can be expected to debate what next steps to take.

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Image copyright Getty Images. Image caption The two leaders are due to meet again in the coming days . It will be "very difficult" for the UK and the EU to reach a Brexit agreement before the 31 October deadline , Irish leader Leo Varadkar has said.

Commons will sit two days after EU summit as concerns build over PM’s stance on Benn act. MPs are heading for a Brexit showdown as they will be called to sit for a special parliamentary session His hopes of securing a breakthrough in crunch Brexit talks were dealt another blow when the Irish

Johnson has pledged to take the UK out of the EU by the end of this month with or without a deal.

But the so-called Benn Act passed by MPs opposed to a no-deal exit requires Johnson to ask for a delay if no agreement has been reached by October 19.

Ministers have insisted Johnson will comply with the law, but Westminster has been gripped with speculation that No.10 will somehow try and bypass the legislation to avoid an extension.

MPs have met on a Saturday only four times since 1939. The Commons sat on Saturday, September 2 at the outbreak of World War II. It met for the last sitting of the summer on September 2, 1949. MPs debated the Suez Crisis on November 3, 1956. And the Commons returned on Saturday, April 3, 1982 for the Falkland Islands invasion.

Summit scenarios: How the Brussels trip may play out for Johnson’s Brexit quest

  Summit scenarios: How the Brussels trip may play out for Johnson’s Brexit quest The Prime Minister will want to return from his European trip with a new deal in his hands, but this is anything but certain.But the outcome of the two-day meeting of Europe’s leaders is anything but certain for the Prime Minister.

Saturday 19th October – Date set by the ‘Benn Act’ by which the UK Prime Minister must ask for an extension. Pound to euro exchange rates have ranged between 1.0647 and 1.1763 in 2019 on the interbank level, current rates of 1.1220 sit with the potential for the rate to still both rise and fall as we

Boris Johnson will make a dramatic statement to the nation from Downing Street tonight amid claims he is set to call a snap election before Brexit if rebel MPs move to block No Deal. But the government still looks on track to lose the crunch battle - and by declaring it a matter of confidence Mr Johnson

Johnson may have cobbled together a proposal that could win a majority in the Commons amid signs that some Labour MPs would be prepared to vote for it.

Caroline Flint is one of 19 Labour MPs to have signed a letter asking the UK and EU to “work night and day” to reach an agreement and that it would be in the “national interest” for the Commons to approve it.

She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning that “stopping no-deal has to be done with a deal”.

But the prime minister’s chances of a breakthrough with Brussels were looking increasingly unlikely after accusations from No.10 that the bloc was making it “essentially impossible” for Britain to leave with a deal.

Johnson will hope to gain concessions from his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar during in-person talks anticipated later this week. But Varadkar told RTE it was “very difficult” two sides to reach an agreement before the October 31 deadline.

Johnson heads for crunch EU summit as deal talks continue

  Johnson heads for crunch EU summit as deal talks continue Negotiations look set to go down to the wire.After a roller coaster few days of political twists and turns when an agreement seemed within touching distance, talks continued as the Prime Minister faced his EU counterpart before an expected Parliamentary showdown Saturday.

There is speculation that an emergency EU summit on Brexit might be held in this month, if a withdrawal agreement and a declaration on the future relationship are not reached in October. If a deal has been agreed, MPs will be asked to approve it.

Theresa May humiliatingly delayed the Commons vote on her Brexit deal to avoid a catastrophic He branded the Government a 'mess' and said the PM's decision to pull the crunch vote on her Brexit When the Commons clerk reads out the orders of the day on Monday evening, the Government whip

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Boris Johnson has struck a Brexit deal with the EU .
Boris Johnson says he has struck a new Brexit deal with the EU. The Prime Minister tweeted: “We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control — now Parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can move on to other priorities like the cost of living, the NHS, violent crime and our environment” It is understood the UK and EU agreed a final draft of a Brexit dealafter a last-minute concession by Boris Johnson over the issue of the Northern Irish border.The Prime Minister had initially been set a deadline of midnight on Tuesday to get a fresh agreement ahead of a crunch summit of EU leaders on Thursday and Friday.

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