Boris Johnson set for crunch 72 hours as MPs vote on Brexit deal

Mail Online | 10/22/2019 | Jack Maidment, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline
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Boris Johnson will today ask MPs to vote for his Withdrawal Agreement Bill - the legislation that will put his divorce deal into law and make Brexit happen on October 31.

The government wants to crash the 110-page document through the House of Commons in just three days as the PM tries to stick to his 'do or die' Halloween pledge.

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But many MPs are furious about the contents of the PM's deal as well as Downing Street's proposed rapid timetable for passing the agreement into law.

That means Mr Johnson is facing the most grueling 72 hours of his premiership so far as he tries to keep his deal alive and see off any attempts to derail it.

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Even if his draft accord is able to survive the next three days, there are further sticking points lurking in the shadows.

The WAB will then have to be agreed by the Remain-heavy House of Lords as well as the European Parliament while the EU could still offer a Brexit delay.

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Below is an analysis of all of the potential flashpoints which the PM will have to successfully navigate in order to take the UK out of the EU in an orderly fashion on October 31.

At 7pm this evening the House of Commons will vote for the first time on the terms of Mr Johnson's proposed divorce deal.

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MPs will be asked to give a second reading to the WAB - the first proper hurdle any legislation going through the Commons must clear.

Jeremy Corbyn will whip his MPs to vote against it, as will the DUP, the Lib Dems and the Scottish Nationalists.

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But Number 10 believes it has won back almost all the hardline Brexiteers who killed off Theresa May’s deal as well as Tory Remain rebels, and has enough...
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