UK parliament to sit on December 30 over post-Brexit deal

Britain’s parliament will reconvene next Wednesday to try to ratify the post-Brexit trade deal struck today with the European Union, less than 48 hours before the agreement will come into effect, officials say.

“The Speaker has granted a request from the Government to recall the House at 9:30 a.m. on 30 December 2020 for MPs to debate legislation to give effect to the Agreement with the EU in UK law,” the House of Commons says in a statement.