Boris Johnson to hold second ‘Super Saturday’ Commons sitting in 40 years to secure Brexit

The Prime Minister is expected to hold the Saturday sitting in the Commons, which would be the first in 40 years, should his EU plans pass what the bloc’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier called the “tunnel” phase. Should the vote go ahead, MPs will be forced to sit for seven days a week as Mr Johnson scrambles to get the necessary legislation through both the Commons and the House of Lords before the Halloween deadline in 19 days. A source told The Times: “It’s decision time for MPs.

“They can either back the deal or back a Brexit delay.

“It will be a binary choice.”

The last time MPs sat on a Saturday was when the Falkland Islands were invaded by Argentina in 1982.

The Saturday sitting would also be the fourth time it occurred in 80 years.

Before the 1982 sitting, Parliament sat on a Saturday in 1956 aid the Suez crisis, then 1949 to push through last-minute items of business before the summer recess.

And before that MPs sat on the weekend the day before Britain declared war on Germany in 1939.

But Mr Johnson is not the only one with a plan.

A Labour MP shockingly declared he would bring down the Government if Johnson does not agree to a second referendum.

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Lloyd Russell-Moyle explained the Labour Party is determined to have a second referendum on any deal brought to Parliament by Boris Johnson.

While on BBC’s Newsnight he added that if the Prime Minister takes a no deal Brexit route and does not allow for a second referendum, then the Labour Party would consider bringing down the Government.

Outraged viewers took to social media to attack the party’s position and mock the Labour’s future prospects in a general election.

Mr Russell-Moyle said: “If Boris Johnson comes with a deal then we have said very clearly that he needs to have the confidence of his convictions to put that back to the people.


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“We will try and put mechanisms down to ensure that happens.

“If no deal is apparent then we will need to look at bringing the government down.

“We will then move to other stages.

“My view is we cannot predict too far down the step as each stage is important in its own right because there are so many different pathways.

“The Labour Party’s view is that in all circumstances all deals must go back to the people and we are the only major party offering that to the country.”

Viewers were quick to take to Twitter to criticise Mr Russell-Moyle and the Labour Party’s plans.

One enraged viewer wrote: “Labour are set to be obliterated in any election that comes soon.

“I honestly believe they think what they are saying is gathering support, just delusional.

“The people have already had a vote and it was Leave and the Labour Party would be wise to get the deal Boris brings back through Parliament.”

Another added: “These people would sell their own grandmother!

“We need to leave the EU completely, now.”

Meanwhile, the UK and the EU have today kicked off “intensive” Brexit negotiations after Mr Barnier gave Brussels the green-light to thrash out a deal.

British and EU officials have now started to take a closer look at Mr Johnson’s proposal to solve the controversial Irish backstop, in what is seen as the last chance to reach an agreement ahead next week’s final EU summit before the October 31 deadline.

Downing Street and Brussels have remained tight-lipped about the details of any potential agreement after an initial breakthrough following talks between Mr Johnson and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.

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