Britain and the European Union have struck a revised Brexit deal after intense political wrangling between London and Brussels.
Announced on Thursday, the agreement was reached 15 days before the UK is scheduled to leave the 28-member bloc on October 31.
The deal must still be formally approved by the EU, which has a summit on Thursday, and ratified by the European and UK Parliaments.
UK Parliament votes to hold Saturday Brexit session
Britain’s Parliament voted to hold a rare Saturday session to decide on the government’s new divorce deal with the EU.
It will be Parliament’s first Saturday sitting since the 1982 Falklands War.
Several parties – including the main opposition Labour Party – had earlier said they will vote against the revised withdrawal agreement.
EU’s Juncker rules out further Brexit delay
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker congratulated British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on their Brexit withdrawal deal, saying it meant there would be “no further delay” to the UK’s departure from the bloc.
“We have a deal, and this deal means there is no need for any kind of prolongation,” Juncker told reporters as he welcomed Johnson to the EU’s headquarters ahead of summit talks.