As matters stand:

  • A draft deal between the UK Government and the EU appears to be in the final stages of drafting.
  • It isn’t clear whether or not it will now be amended in the wake of the DUP’s objections.
  • Without the party’s support, no deal can pass the Commons.
  • Nor is it certain that the Commons will sit on Saturday, though Labour seems to be gearing up to push a second referendum – a reverse for Jeremy Corbyn, if true.
  • It seems unlikely, even if the DUP changes its view, that there will be a full legal text for the Commons to consider.

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