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British Parliament to hold historic vote on EU membership

PM Johnson confident exit deal will be green-lit, but hurdles remain

Britain's Parliament meets on Saturdays only in very exceptional circumstances, when the nation faces historic decisions of the utmost importance.

British lawmakers convened on a Saturday in early September 1939 to declare war on Germany at the start of World War II.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2019, with the headline 'British Parliament to hold historic vote on EU membership'. Print Edition | Subscribe