UK MPs are set for a special Parliamentary sitting Saturday to enable them decide the future of Brexit as 31 October deadline looms.
Reportedly, Parliament will converge on 19 October after an EU summit, which could be seen as the last chance for the United Kingdom and European Union to reach a deal ahead of 31 October end.
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Should a deal be reached, UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson will request MPs to approve it, but should no deal be reached, other options may be presented as well. The MPs will also have to reach a business motion in the Commons for the meeting to take place.
When this is agreed, the additional day may possibly coincide with an anti-Brexit movement which will be run by the People’s Vote campaign, which may also witness lots of protesters heading to Westminster.
Mr Johnson has said he is sure that the UK will exit the EU on 31 October, despite legislation decision, known as the Benn Act, which requires him to write to the EU requesting a further delay if a deal is not signed off by Parliament by 19 October, or unless MPs agree to a no-deal Brexit.
On the other hand, Scottish judges said on Wednesday that they would not conclude on a legal challenge from promoters who seek to force the PM to send the letter, or to allow an official to send it on his behalf if he does not want to do so. They have assured to delay the decision until the political debate had “played out” naturally.
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Records shows that The House of Commons has only met on four Saturdays since from 1939, which includes 2 September that year, due to the outbreak of World War Two.
The very last time there was a Saturday sitting was 3 April 1982, due to the invasion of the Falkland Islands.
More report may follow soon…