For the first time in over 37 years…

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.

Update 14:50

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…

Update 22:35

And so Boris Johnson, despite saying he wouldn’t, has sent a letter requesting an extension to the EU.

And so, the debate continues…

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