Lawmakers prepare to vote on Brexit

Is a wrench being thrown in a possible deal for the Brits to pull out of the European Union?
1:27 | 10/19/19

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We have some breaking Brexit news this morning from the uk. Is a wrench being thrown into a possible deal for the Brits to pull out of the European union? ABC's Julia Macfarlane is right outside parliament in London with the latest. Julia, good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning, Dan. Parliament is sitting today. The first Saturday of work for lawmakers since Britain was in a state of war. Such is the gravity of today's business in the house of commons. Prime minister Boris Johnson's first three months of leadership have been far from smooth but he landed an important victory when he persuaded the eu to renegotiate that Brexit deal. Something his critics said he was unlikely to achieve. Now as lawmakers prepare to vote on that deal it could be his biggest moment yet. After suffering acute losses in parliament and a slap down from the supreme court ruling that the suspension of parliament was unlawful, if mps vote to block his deal today, Johnson could find himself in that nightmare scenario which he has dreaded, which is to delay Brexit a third time, asking the eu for another extension. If, however, his deal does pass, it will pave the way for the uk to finally depart the eu on that Halloween deadline, a remarkable achievement in this most divided of parliaments putting Johnson in a formidable position ahead of a general election that everyone expects very soon. Whit. And the entire world watching those developments closely. Julia Mcfarlane for us, thank

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