Saturday’s vote framed in absolute terms
Boris Johnson appears to have succeeded in positioning the weekend’s Commons vote on his Brexit deal as ‘this deal or no deal’, after EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker told reporters that the UK has a deal and therefore doesn’t need an extension:
The BBC reported this afternoon that Johnson had asked EU leaders not to grant any extension – and they appear to have listened. If Juncker is true to his word, MPs face a choice between leaving the EU on Johnson’s terms – or without a deal at all.
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