BORIS Johnson’s new Brexit deal means there is a fresh call for hope of Brexit happening by the promised deadline.
But first, MPs must vote on the deal and have their say. So what happens if they reject it? Here’s what we know…
If Parliament rejects the deal then the so-called Benn Act requires the Prime Minister to request an extension to the Brexit process
What happens if the new Brexit deal is rejected?
If Parliament rejects the deal then the so-called Benn Act requires the Prime Minister to request an extension to the Brexit process.
Jean-Claude Juncker has indicated the EU could reject that, and the UK would have to leave with no deal on Oct 31 or cancel Brexit.
However on the occasion that MPs approve the deal on Saturday, the Government is expected to table the Withdrawal Agreement Bill on Monday. MPs could amend it to add a second referendum.
If it passes unchanged, the UK leaves the EU on October 31, as promised by Mr Johnson.
And how many votes does it need to pass?
The Government needs at least 318 votes for a majority.
Hardline Tory Brexiteers are lettingMr Johnsonsweat over whether they will vote his Brexit plan but the government is confident theycan win the majority of the 28 Spartans round.
The PM has also left the door open to restoring the whip to the 21 ex-Tory MPs he sacked last month for backing the Brexit-delaying Benn Act in another bid to boost his numbers.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab today refused to say if Conservatives voting against the deal would have the whip removed.
However, he also needs the support of Labour Brexiteers – with 10 ready to enrage Jeremy Corbyn by pushing the deal through, theHuffington Postreports.