Brexit: MPs debate Boris Johnson's deal as People's Vote march sets off – live news

MPs meet in ‘super Saturday’ Commons session as Speaker allows debate on Letwin amendment that would withhold support for new Brexit deal‘Super Saturday’: your guide to the dayThe amendments MPs are voting onHow much of Johnson’s ‘great new...

Brexit: MPs debate Boris Johnson's deal as People's Vote march sets off – live news

MPs meet in ‘super Saturday’ Commons session as Speaker allows debate on Letwin amendment that would withhold support for new Brexit deal

Starmer said Johnson’s argument that he is not putting a border in the Irish Sea is simply wrong.

On the reasons why the government wants to leave, Starmer says:

Its obvious where the government is going, they want a licence to diverge ...Once you move out of alignment you don’t go back ..you break the economic model we’ve been operating for decades ...once you do that you look across to the US ...and that’s a different economic model, a deregulated model.

The Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb says he has agonised this week over whether to support the deal. He says we run the risk of “inflaming unionist opinion”.

Lamb, the only Lib Dem who potentially might have supported the deal, released a video earlier today saying he would not support it.

My decision! I hope people will accept that it has been reached after a lot of soul searching and on the basis of what I think is best for the country and my constituents. I hope we can avoid the bile and abuse on both sides which has characterised this debate. pic.twitter.com/hH7nE6lZiU

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