Parliament is sitting on a Saturday for the first time in 37 years to vote on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal.
Prompting MPs from all parties to demand getting paid at a rate of time and a half to make up for the inconvenience.
Commons Speaker John Bercow has chosen an amendment that, if passed, would require the PM to ask for a further extension to the Brexit process by the end of Saturday.
Dick Splatter, the Labour MP for West Arseache, responded: “The end of Saturday? You mean we’re going to be here all day? That should be double pay, or time and a half at least. I should have been playing golf today.”
Commons proceedings will get under way with a statement from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and then he is expected to take questions on his Brexit deal from MPs for a couple of hours.
”I can’t imagjne that will take very long” said Dick Splatter, “After all, it’s hardly a complex and potentially catastrophic deal for all concerned, is it?”
Preparing to vote in support of a deal that would jeopardise worker’s rights, Chancellor Sajid Javid voiced his disappointment at having to come into work at the weekend, saying: “It’s not good, is it. Not the deal, I mean – I’m talking about me having to work overtime. Pretty sure that it’s against my human rights to have to work this many hours in one week.”