AS I write this column, I do not yet know if PM Johnson’s hard-Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill has passed in principle nor his Programme Motion – which sought to shoehorn scrutiny of this most critical piece of legislation into a derisory three-day slot.

However, by the time you are reading this, we will know the results of that – so I will look further at those developments in next week’s column.

The nature of the current situation, with Johnson hell-bent on trying to "bounce" MPs into approving a bill that could cause huge damage to the country, is so fluid and volatile that every day brings another critical moment.

On Saturday, in that very rare weekend sitting of Parliament, we stopped a first attempt by the PM to force his deal through and thereby risk a no-deal Brexit.

That meant Johnson had to request an extension as required by law thanks to the Benn Act - something he repeatedly told the British public he would not do (another broken promise – though that is hardly a surprise with his record of broken promises).

Again on Monday he tried to put it to the House, but the Speaker rightly refused this in line with constitutional precedent.

I believe that one of the reasons why the Government wanted to bounce us on Saturday, and again on Monday, was to hide some of the contents of the Bill – areas which are of great concern.

MPs simply must have time to examine any deal properly, so we can adequately consider it, appropriate impact assessments can be undertaken, committees such as the Exiting the European Union Committee can consider it, and amendments to it can be tabled.

And it must then go back to the people.

To be clear, as I have consistently argued, I will not support this hugely flawed Brexit deal moving forward in Parliament unless it is put to a People’s Vote which includes the option to leave with a deal or - as I would campaign for - to keep the better deal we have and remain.

After Saturday’s vote I joined some of the million campaigners who marched to Parliament Square, including many from Penarth and Cardiff who had made the trip to London to make their voices heard about the need for a People’s Vote.

Their message is clear and powerful - the people should have the final say on this.