Super Saturday timetable: What time is the Brexit vote on Boris Johnsons deal?

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BORIS Johnson is spending this afternoon in an emergency meeting to discuss the Commons’ “super Saturday” showdown on his Brexit deal.

Here’s when MPs vote on it, who is speaking, and what time politicians will sit in Parliament for the extraordinary debate.

Follow our live blog for latest updates from Saturday’s emergency Commons sitting to vote on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal

It’s showdown time – tomorrow, on super Saturday

What time will MPs vote on the new Brexit deal?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a Brexit showdown with parliament tomorrow after clinching a last-minute divorce deal with the EU.

The Commons will sit from 9.30am and the Lords will sit from 10am.

At this stage, it’s believed that voting will start on his deal after 2.30pm.

But, as MPs tabled amendments last night, the timing all depends on Speaker John Bercow, who can select as many amendments as he wants – with votes taking place on those before the vote on the Government motion.

Order: Speaker John Bercow can select as many amendments as he wants for MPs to debate prior to the vote

Who will speak?

First up will be the PM, giving a statement to update the House after the EU Council summit.

After Mr Johnson’s statement, the Government is expected to move its motion seeking MPs’ approval for a Brexit deal.

The debate was originally scheduled to last 90 minutes, but this is no longer time-limited.

Also, opponents are trying to amend the wording of the motion which will be voted on, to change its meaning.

These amendments need to be approved by a vote in parliament – which takes place before a vote on approving the final text of the motion.

Speaker John Bercow can select as many amendments as he likes for politicians to debate.

Several have been submitted so far, including one cancelling Brexit altogether, and calling to revoke Article 50, while another requests a delay to the divorce from the EU, in order to hold a general election.

Former Tory minister Sir Oliver Letwin has put forward an amendment that, if accepted and approved, would force the Government to pass the European (Withdrawal Act) Bill before a meaningful vote could be held.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a Brexit showdown with parliament on Saturday

 

 

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