THE UK Government has “got the numbers” to get its Brexit deal through the UK Parliament by October 31, Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, has claimed.

He expressed confidence that Britain would be out of the EU by October 31 despite Boris Johnson acceding to MPs’ command that he formally request from the EU to extend Brexit beyond that date.

Insisting the Prime Minister had “complied with the law,” Mr Raab declared: “He has made clear his view hasn’t changed; Parliament can’t muzzle the PM. He doesn’t want an extension.”

He told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: “The EU is fed up with this now, we’re fed up with this now. What a lot of people say: ‘You’ve got a new deal, get on, get to through the House of Commons and let’s move on.’ That’s overwhelmingly whether people who voted Leave or Remain now want to see happen and that’s what Parliament should do next week.”

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Decrying the “shenanigans in Parliament,” he added: “We believe we’ve got the numbers.”

On Saturday, the Government lost a vote on the Brexit deal by 322 votes to 306, a majority of 16. If the 10 DUP MPs had voted for rather than against, then the Government would have won.

Mr Raab's Cabinet colleague Michael Gove also made clear the Government would get its legislation through by the Hallowe’en deadline.

The Cabinet Office Minister told Sky News's Sophy Ridge On Sunday: "We are going to leave by October 31. We have the means and the ability to do so.”

Noting how some people on Saturday voted to delay and frustrate the process, the Scot stressed: “The mood in the country is clear and the Prime Minister's determination is absolute and I am with him in this; we must leave by October 31."

Asked if Mr Johnson should resign if the UK failed to leave by Hallowe’en, Mr Gove replied: "We're going to deliver by October 31, we are going to ensure that we get this deal done and I'm confident that with the support of good people, with whom we may have disagreed in the past but who respect democracy, we will get this deal done."

The Cabinet Minister suggested the passing of the Letwin amendment on Saturday – requiring the Brexit legislation to be passed before the deal is ratified to avoid a crash-out – actually increased the risk of a no-deal as there was no guarantee that by October 31 the EU would grant an extension.

He revealed he would later today chair a Cabinet committee meeting to ensure the next stage of the Brexit preparations and the country’s preparedness for no-deal was “accelerated”.

Mr Gove explained: "It means that we are triggering Operation Yellowhammer. It means we are preparing to ensure that if no extension is granted that we have done everything possible in order to prepare to leave without a deal."

The Government defeat on Saturday means the new Withdrawal and Implementation Bill[WAIB] will have to complete its passage through Westminster by Hallowe’en before the new UK-EU deal is formally ratified by Parliament.

Section 13 1(b) of the 2018 European Union Withdrawal Act requires MPs to have a “meaningful vote” on any Brexit deal for it to be ratified.

Tomorrow, John Bercow, the Commons Speaker, after consulting his legal team, will announce whether he will grant the Government its request to have a meaningful vote on the deal.

Earlier this year, he prevented Theresa May from holding repeat votes on broadly the same question as she failed to secure support for her Brexit deal.

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On Tuesday, the legislative process is due to begin with the Second Reading of the new WAIB. Government sources have made clear it will do everything possible, including sitting through the night and over weekends, to get the bill through by October 31. One senior Conservative MP boasted that the Government would “break” the Opposition on this.

In Brussels, Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, asked if the EU was going to be open to an extension, pointed out how Donald Tusk, the European Council President, would consider the next stage.

"As foreseen, the EU ambassadors meet this morning to take the next steps of the[EU] ratification and tomorrow I will await the European Parliament."

He added: "It was a very short and normal meeting of EU 27 ambassadors to launch the next steps of the ratification of the agreement."