The expected debate of the UK´s decision to leave the EU will start at 9.30 am UK time today. This is exceptional case that the Parliament is having a working day on Saturday. The MPs will vote on different things among others the PM Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal with the EU.

Officially the Benn Act, the Withdrawl deal, needs to be accepted or rejected.  

According to the Parliaments websites there has been four times in the history that the MPs have voted on Saturday. The other days have been:

  • 2 September 1939: Outbreak of World War II
  • 30 July 1949: Summer adjournment debates, last sitting of the summer
  • 3 November 1956: Suez crisis
  • 3 April 1982: Falkland Islands invasion


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