BORIS Johnson will this morning rally MPs to get behind his Brexit deal in a historic Super Saturday session in Parliament.
The steely-faced PM has left Downing Street to head to the House of Commons as his deal – and promise to leave on October 31 – hangs in the balance.
- The PM has written an open letter to Sun readers in a bid to appeal to Tory and Labour MPs dithering over the crunch vote.
- He launched a love bomb offensive to woo MPs before todays Super Saturday vote.
- Labour Brexiteers who back it have been warned by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell that they face consequences if they back Boris’ deal
- Labour Remainers will make a new bid for a second referendum if Boris’ vote fails later
- A poll showed Brits want MPs to get the deal done today and finally move on
A YouGov poll found that 41 per cent of voters want MPs to back the deal.
Just 24 per cent want a defeat. The rest dont know.
The public have been queuing for hours to get a chance to sit in the gallery to watch today’s action.
Boris has also unveiled a fresh workers rights package in a last-ditch love-bombing of Labour MPs to get tomorrow’s crunch Brexit vote over the line.
The PM also promised to protect current EU environment standards by enshrining animal welfare and climate change regulations in UK law to ensure they are not lowered after Brexit.
Among the concessions designed to win over wavering Labour MPs, No10 pledged to hold a legally-bindingvote on the final EU trade deal the UK strikes with the EU.
It effectively gives MPs a veto on any move to depart from EU standards on workers rights and environmental standards.
The three-pronged announcement came late last night after Downing Street embarked on a final 24-hour charm offensive of wavering Labour MPs who represent Leave constituencies.
Eight Labour MPs have today declared or told The Sun they will vote for the deal.
Dear Sun Reader…
So, dear Sun reader, why should your MP vote with me today?
First and we must never forget this it is our chance as democrats to finally do as we promised: to implement the result of the 2016 referendum, and go some way to restoring your trust in our politics.
But its also a great deal for every part of our country.
It means that we in the UK can come out of the EU as one United Kingdom England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, together, and it means we can decide our future together.
We can take back control of our money, our borders, our laws together. And we will be able to do free trade agreements around the world that have the potential to create thousands of jobs and to reduce your weekly bills.
At the same time, we will be able to give our own domestic guarantees to maintain the highest possible standards, both for workers rights and for environmental protections.
This is the right thing for you and the right thing for our country.
I ask everyone to cast their mind forward to the end of today and imagine what it could be like if the new Brexit deal has been approved.
In less than two weeks, on October 31, we would be out of the EU.
A difficult, divisive and yes painful chapter in our history would be at an end.
MPs would be freed up to deliver on your priorities the things than can change your daily lives for the better.
Getting money to the NHS frontline. Investing in our schools and driving up standards. Building more houses. Massively boosting infrastructure.
Levelling up so every person in every corner of the UK can make the most of their potential. Creating better jobs, with higher wages.
Today is a chance for us to start to bring the country back together again.
On your behalf, we at Westminster need to take it.
We need to get Brexit done.