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Third Brexit vote must be different – Speaker

60 comments, 776 views, posted 4:38 pm 18/03/2019 in Politics by dr3n
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I am the chosen one.. King of the jews!!

Third Brexit vote must be different – Speaker
John Bercow has ruled out another vote on the government's previously rejected Brexit agreement if the motion remains "substantially the same".

He told the Commons that parliamentary conventions dating back to 1604 meant MPs could not be asked to vote on precisely the same subject twice.

MPs rejected Theresa May's Brexit deal with the EU by 149 votes last week.

Mr Bercow's ruling came as the government considers a third attempt to get the deal through Parliament.

He said the second vote on the prime minister's deal last week was "in order" but any further votes must pass this "test" in order to be allowed.

The BBC's Laura Kuenssberg said the Speaker's intervention could have a "massive" impact on the Brexit process - with 11 days to go before the UK is scheduled to leave the EU on 29 March.

Mrs May had previously committed to holding a new vote on her withdrawal agreement in the coming days, but ministers have said this will not happen unless they are "confident" of victory.

The prime minister's official spokesman said Mr Bercow "did not warn us of the contents of the statement or indeed the fact that he was making one".

Mr Bercow made his ruling in response to what he said were concerns from MPs that they could be "repeatedly asked to pronounce on the same proposition ad infinitum".

He said last week's second vote on the deal had not broken parliamentary conventions.

The government, he said, had secured "legal changes" to its agreement with the EU and what MPs had been asked to consider was different from the agreement rejected by 230 votes in January.

But quoting Erskine May, the parliamentary rulebook, he said if the government attempted to bring back "the same or substantially the same motion" in the coming days then he would intervene to stop it.

The convention, he added, was "necessary to ensure the sensible use of the House's time and the proper respect for the decisions it takes".

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4:59 pm 20/03/2019

griffin

I think I found your next Prime Minister, boys.

His interpretative dance is scorching. With moves like that he'll have the EU eating out of his hand.

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7:02 pm 20/03/2019

dr3n

He's definitely better at dancing

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7:23 pm 20/03/2019

griffin

God yeah, I hadn't thought of that. But she fucking sucked, didn't she?

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7:36 pm 20/03/2019

dr3n

She's a fucking disgrace.. Her and the vast majority of the rest of them are repugnant cock sponges..

A bit like your lot..

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9:58 pm 20/03/2019

griffin

I don't know. Our lot aren't just idiots, they're corrupt as fuck too. Congress is filled with millionaires, how the fuck did that happen? Was it their business acumen, or something else?

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10:09 pm 20/03/2019

REALITY

Jeremy Corbyn sat down for talks with Hamas and the IRA but...

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Jeremy Corbyn STORMS OUT of Theresa May's Brexit talks in protest at Chuka Umunna invite


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6:12 am 21/03/2019

dr3n

Quote by griffin:
I don't know. Our lot aren't just idiots, they're corrupt as fuck too. Congress is filled with millionaires, how the fuck did that happen? Was it their business acumen, or something else?


Snap.. Theresa's husband is making a killing off this omnishambles..

Quote by REALITY:
Jeremy Corbyn sat down for talks with Hamas and the IRA but...

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Jeremy Corbyn STORMS OUT of Theresa May's Brexit talks in protest at Chuka Umunna invite




Yeah I agree with him on that front.. They aren't elected.. They aren't even registered as a recognised group in Parliament.. They are just a private company who won't reveal who they are funded by.. So fuckety bye chukka imo...

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6:36 am 21/03/2019

REALITY


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Yeah I agree with him on that front.. They aren't elected.. They aren't even registered as a recognised group in Parliament.. They are just a private company who won't reveal who they are funded by.. So fuckety bye chukka imo...

I'm sure he'll soften up when they start buying large quantities of fertiliser.

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6:45 am 21/03/2019

REALITY

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9:21 am 21/03/2019

REALITY

Worried that Jeremy Corbyn might turn up and ruin your day?

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