Mon Mar 18th, 2019 at 06:31:52 PM EST
Throw away May's blue print - back to the drawing board ...
○ Constitutional chaos after third vote on Brexit deal blocked | The Guardian |
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Brexit: John Bercow rules out third meaningful vote on same deal | The Guardian |
The House of Commons Speaker has thwarted any attempt by Theresa May to bring back a third meaningful vote to parliament, unless there has been substantial change to the Brexit deal.
In a shock move likely to infuriate the prime minister, John Bercow suggested he believed such a fundamental change would involve a renegotiation at EU level, rather than clarification of the legal advice written by the attorney general, something that had been suggested this week.
Downing Street was blindsided by the announcement and unable to give a response at its regular afternoon briefing for journalists. "The speaker did not forewarn us of the content of his statement or the fact that he was making one," May's spokeswoman said.