The House of Commons in the UK sits on a Saturday for the first time since the Falklands war over 37 years ago.
This is not about Notre Dame but about the possiblity that the Brexit vote is passed today.
I will attempt to update this article as events unfold.
At around 9:30am UK time the debabe began with a statement from the current Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.
The Letwin amendment to the bill has been passed 322 to 306. So (if the EU agrees) Britain will not leave on the 31st but… Johnson still thinks there’s a way…
And so Boris Johnson, despite saying he wouldn’t, has sent a letter requesting an extension to the EU.
And so, the debate continues…
PM confirmed to Tusk that letter is being sent tonight as per Benn Act seeking a delay – also speaking to Merkel and Macron— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) October 19, 2019