The Lower House of British Parliament, House of Commons will hold a special session today to debate and vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s fresh Brexit deal. Yesterday, Jhonson urged MPs to come together to back the deal, insisting there is no better outcome.
Johnson had secured a new Brexit deal from the European Union earlier this week. Johnson’s Conservative Party holds only 288 seats in the 650-seat House of Commons, so he will have to rely on support from other parties and independent lawmakers to get over the line.
If lawmakers reject the deal – as they did three times with an earlier agreement presented by Johnson’s predecessor, Theresa May – a law passed earlier this year compels the Prime Minister to ask the EU for a three-month delay to Britain’s exit date.
Jhonson has pledged not to seek another extension of the October 31 deadline.