UK government notes parliament speaker's statement on Brexit vote: May's office

UK government notes parliament speaker's statement on Brexit vote: May's office

Mr Bercow not unreasonably suggested that for MPs to vote again, the Brexit deal they vote on must be "fundamentally different". "Not different in terms of wording, but difference in terms of substance and this is in the context of a negotiation with others outside the United Kingdom".

Speaker John Bercow scuttled May's plan, saying that centuries-old parliamentary rules prevent "the same proposition or substantially the same proposition" from being brought back repeatedly for votes in a session of Parliament.

The ruling caused uproar on the government side of the House of Commons.

Mr Buckland said: "We're in a major constitutional crisis here".

A minister close to the PM tells me the cabinet expects the EU to grant the United Kingdom a Brexit delay of nine months - which would of course require the United Kingdom to participate in May's elections to the European Parliament.

As interpreter and enforcer of Parliament's rules, the speaker has broad powers.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during Prime Minister's Questions at the House of Commons, March 13, 2019.

"Part of the responsibility of the speaker is, frankly, to speak truth to power", he said Monday.

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Following the speaker's surprise ruling at just after 1530 GMT, the pound sharply extended its earlier losses, tumbling 0.8% against the euro and 0.7% versus the dollar to 1.1642 and 1.3199 respectively.

Last week the Prime Minister lost a vote on her deal by a majority of 149.

Downing Street will continue to use all its powers of persuasion to win backing for Mrs May's deal from MPs, with a particular focus on the Democratic Unionist Party, whose stance is expected to be influential on wavering Tories.

If MPs have not rallied round a deal by the summit, she has vowed to request a longer delay.

He warned that if a third meaningful vote was lost, it might mean the United Kingdom never leaves the EU. "This is something that requires proper consideration", a spokesman for May's office said. She will need to convince the DUP and Conservative Brexiteers to back her, if she is secure a win. Does it make it more or less likely that an extension to Article 50 will be longer than the short three-months?

The Speaker cited the Commons rulebook Erskine May as he set out a convention dating back to 1604 that a defeated motion can not be brought back in the same form during the course of a parliamentary session. "The chances of the United Kingdom crashing out of the European Union have increased once again because the European Union needs a clear plan and a strategy before they grant an extension".

"We have to know what the British want: How long, what is the reason supposed to be, how it should go, what is actually the aim of the extension?" Belgian foreign minister Didier Reynders told reporters.

But there is anger and astonishment too, partly because MPs will have to explain another potential delay to the process to the public, when many of them sense the public's desire is to crack on with the process.

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