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UK: Johnson urges MPs to 'heal rift' ahead of vote on latest Brexit deal

United Kingdom, London
October 19, 2019 at 10:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the House of Commons in London on Saturday, as MPs met to debate and vote on the latest Brexit deal agreed between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the EU.

Johnson stressed that that new deal "can heal the rifting British politics," adding that "now is the time for this great House of Commons to come together and bring the country together today."

He went on to say that the new deal "allows the UK whole and entire to leave the EU on October 31, in accordance with the referendum while simultaneously looking forward to a new partnership based on the closest ties of friendship and co-operation."

Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn challenged the prime minister, arguing that "he has re-negotiated the Withdrawal Agreement and made it even."

Corbyn said that "we will not back this sell-out deal," noting that "voting for a deal today won't end Brexit."

This special parliamentary session, the first to be held on a Saturday since the Falklands War, comes less than two weeks before the Brexit deadline of October 31.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the House of Commons in London on Saturday, as MPs met to debate and vote on the latest Brexit deal agreed between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the EU.

Johnson stressed that that new deal "can heal the rifting British politics," adding that "now is the time for this great House of Commons to come together and bring the country together today."

He went on to say that the new deal "allows the UK whole and entire to leave the EU on October 31, in accordance with the referendum while simultaneously looking forward to a new partnership based on the closest ties of friendship and co-operation."

Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn challenged the prime minister, arguing that "he has re-negotiated the Withdrawal Agreement and made it even."

Corbyn said that "we will not back this sell-out deal," noting that "voting for a deal today won't end Brexit."

This special parliamentary session, the first to be held on a Saturday since the Falklands War, comes less than two weeks before the Brexit deadline of October 31.

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