Speaker Bercow Says To May New Deal Or No Vote

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Published on March 18, 2019 - Duration: 00:45s

Speaker Bercow Says To May New Deal Or No Vote

According to Reuters, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans hit another snag.

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said the government could not table the same withdrawal agreement for an upcoming vote in parliament.

The Brexit deal Prime Minister May negotiated with EU leaders has been rejected by the British Parliament twice since January.

Instead of allowing the government to table the same agreement, Speaker Bercow said the proposal must be substantially changed before it can be put to another vote.

Speaker Bercow invoked a 400-year-old parliamentary rule, which says similar proposals cannot be voted on in the House of Commons more than once during the same session.

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