Bercow takes control: Parliament may NOT have third ‘meaningful vote’ on May’s Brexit deal

John Bercow: Laying out the law.

That’s that, then.

Theresa May will undoubtedly be furious as she has been desperate to get her specific Brexit deal passed by Parliament. Too bad that Parliamentary convention means that cannot happen without substantial change.

But shouldn’t she have known that it was impossible – that the rules don’t allow it?

Now she can’t have her deal.

And she only has a short period of time to sort out another.

She’s talked herself – and her government – into a corner. Does anyone seriously think she can talk her way out of it?

The House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow, has said the government cannot bring back the meaningful vote again to parliament unless there has been substantial change to the Brexit deal.

In a shock move likely to infuriate the prime minister, the Speaker said the House of Commons was “being repeatedly asked to pronounce” on the same question.

Quoting from the guide to parliamentary procedure, Erskine May, Bercow said that by convention, the question “may not be brought forward again during the same session” and that it was a “strong and longstanding convention” dating back to 1604.

“Decisions of the house matter. They have weight,” he said. “It is a necessary rule to ensure the sensible use of the house’s time and the proper respect for the decisions which it takes.”

Source: Brexit: John Bercow rules out third meaningful vote on same deal | Politics | The Guardian


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4 thoughts on “Bercow takes control: Parliament may NOT have third ‘meaningful vote’ on May’s Brexit deal

  1. Zippi

    We saw this coming. The problem that we have, now, is that last week’s votes were not binding and we could still leave with no deal, which is far from ideal… no pun intended.

  2. Stu

    Bercow is being hailed as a hero by some but a villanous traitor etc… by MSM.

    We need to remember what brought us here in the first place.
    May’s deal would have been steamrollered through if Parliament had not earlier forced her to let them have a final say – because she can’t be trusted.

    So if anyone asks “Why is all this happening ?” there’s your answer – May and the Tories cannot be trusted to stick to their word and need to be forced into doing the right thing and their actions should NEVER be left unchecked.

  3. nmac064

    It is so good to see the nasty Tory Party reeling on the ropes, and all self-inflicted too. Unfortunately we will all have to live with the consequences of their nasty and irresponsible behaviour.

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