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Premier Boris Johnson has urged the British Parliament to "join forces and culminate in Brexit", at the start of the 'Supersaturation' in Westminster. In a moderate and far more constructive tone than in his previous parliamentary interventions, Johnson asked for the vote in favor of his agreement with Brussels, "which guarantees the exit of the EU and preserves our ties of friendship and cooperation with Europe."

Johnson needs a majority of 320 votes to approve his agreement, and hopes to achieve it "in extremis" with the vote of the hard wing of the conservatives, with the deputies expelled from their own party and with at least nine Labor deputies, although without the 10 parliamentarians of the Unionist Democratic Party (DUP) that announced their vote against.

The opposition forces plan on their part to support a motion presented by Deputy Oliver Letwin to postpone the vote of the agreement and try to force an extension of the EU's exit in extremis . Assembly President John Bercow admitted at the last minute the vote on the controversial motion that could disrupt Johnson's plans.

The premier warned Parliament to avoid the temptation of a new Brexit extension and hinted that the alternative to his agreement would be in the dreaded no deal . "The EU would not be willing to extend the Brexi one day," he said, "and staying longer would not make sense, it would cost money and have a corrosive effect in this country."

Johnson defended his agreement by thanking the "flexibility" of the EU to suppress the controversial 'safeguard' or backstop , "which would have left the entire country indefinitely trapped in the customs union. The conservative leader defended his specific solution for Northern Ireland - which it will continue de facto in the customs union and aligned with the single market - considering that "it keeps the border open, if infrastructure and without visible changes".

"Europe is our continent," he reiterated. "A part of our hearts is in Europe. We have been skeptical of the European integration project, but we still have a passion for Europe."

The premier made a final call to the unit, especially aimed at pro Brexit deputies in the ranks of other parties, and said his agreement is the best way to "unite the country, move forward and end the divisions of the last three years".

The opposition leader, Labor Jeremy Corbyn, nevertheless dismissed Johnson's plan as "worse than Theresa May's" and criticized the fact that the Government has not been able to submit timely reports on legal viability. and the economic impact of the agreement reached on Thursday with Brussels.

Thousands of Britons and Europeans warm up in the meantime for the latest anti-Brexit demonstration organized by People's Vote, which will break in Parliament early Saturday afternoon and will call for a second EU referendum.

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