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How Boris Johnson could pass his Brexit deal on ‘Super Saturday’ — and who could stand in the way

17 October 2019

Finally! A Brexit deal! Prime Minister Boris Johnson confounded sceptics when he announced that Britain and the European Union had a new withdrawal agreement. But Brexit is not yet sorted. The next big showdown will come Saturday — ‘Super Saturday’ as Britain’s media are calling it — during a rare weekend session of the House of Commons. Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, Professor Tim Bale, estimated that it was possible, but not probable, that Parliament would back Johnson on Saturday. Professor Bale said: “Some Labour MPs also think that once we get this deal done, we can go back to politics as usual.”
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