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"...a group of MPs, including former Tory ministers, are reported by the Sunday Times to be working on a way to allow non-government members to take control of the timetable and bring forward legislation making it illegal to leave the EU without a deal, if Mrs May loses Tuesday's vote.
Downing Street has said it is "extremely concerned" about the reported plot, which it says could potentially overturn centuries of Parliamentary precedent.
Currently, the government has precedence in the House of Commons. It controls how and when business, including legislation, is organised.
If MPs can get an amendment to change how and when Commons business is arranged passed by a majority, backbench business could then take precedence over government business.
This could represent a threat not just to Brexit legislation but to the government's ability to govern, says Downing Street.
It would mean that without control over time in the Commons, the government has no control over parliamentary business, so cannot get through policies and legislation easily."
Parliamentary precedent doesn't allow it, but as we saw last Week, parliamentary precedent evolves...
A multi-party parliamentary democracy? How very... European.
It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue
- Queen Elizabeth II
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