British parliament sits for Brexit deal vote: Live Updates


London, Oct 19 : Conservative MPs including Andrea Leadsom, Michael Gove and Jacob Rees-Mogg were given police escorts from Parliament due to the presence of protesters at the anti-Brexit rally in central London.

Videos posted on social media show the politicians being escorted by police as protesters waving EU flags shout lines such as “shame on you”.

New vote on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal may happen Monday

The leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg, has indicated that the government would bring forward another vote on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal on Monday.

“In the light of today’s decision I should like to inform the house that Monday’s business will now be a debate on the motion relation to Section 13 -1B of the European Union Withdrawal Act 2018 and I shall make further business statement on Monday,” he said, making a point of order.
That section of the withdrawal act legislation provides for a vote in the House of Commons on the result of a negotiated agreement with the European Union — in other words a “meaningful vote.”

However, today in the House of Commons Boris Johnson caused huge confusion, after saying that the law didn’t “compel” him to “negotiate” a delay to Brexit.

The deadline for Boris Johnson to request an extension to Article 50 from the European Union.

He is legally obliged to do so and has previously stated that the government would comply with the law. Government officials elected not to clear up the messy words of the Prime Minister and as things stand, we are in the dark as to exactly what is going to happen, or if we will even hear what Johnson chooses to do.

The United Kingdom’s parliament is sitting on a “Super Saturday”and intense debate is on about the Brexit deal agreed between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union.
The 650-seat House of Commons’ is expected to conclude with a vote on the Brexit agreement that could see the UK leave the EU this month or plunge the country into fresh uncertainty.

Johnson opened the debate saying his deal with the EU can “heal the country”.Commons Speaker John Bercow has selected two amendments to be voted on by MPs.

The first vote is on the Letwin amendment on Saturday to delay Brexit until necessary UK legislation is passed.

The Democratic Unionist Party and other opposition parties have planned to vote against the Brexit deal.

The government is not in favour of Letwin amendment vote , as it could delay Brexit.

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