House of Commons speaker John Bercow this afternoon threatened new Brexit chaos by throwing doubts over Theresa May’s efforts to get her deal through the Commons by Friday.
The Prime Minister has been considering announcing her resignation date this afternoon to win the support of Brexiteer rebel MPs in return for getting her EU divorce across the line at the third attempt.
But the Speaker warned the government today that her deal must have changed from the last time she brought it forward for a vote – and she cannot use a procedural device known as a ‘paving motion’ to get around him.
Bercow has already been accused of having Remainer sympathies and trying to thwart Britain leaving the EU.
May’s government insists that a new Brexit date agreed with the EU and clarifications to the backstop announced at a summit in Brussels amount to a ‘significant change’.
The Speaker alone will decide if the change is sufficient and is expected to announce the night before if he will block a third vote.
Mister Speaker says Prime Minister May cannot use a procedural device known as a ‘paving motion’ to get around him. Bercow has already been accused of having Remainer sympathies and trying to thwart Britain leaving the EU.
UK lawmakers have once again frustrated Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans for Brexit. On Monday evening MPs voted to take control of the parliamentary agenda. They’re now set to hold a series of indicative votes on the country’s departure from the EU, in an effort to find a solution backed by a majority. May has said she won’t be bound by the results, but observers say this latest development shows just how much authority she’s lost over the Brexit process.
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