There can’t be a third Brexit vote rules Speaker…unless it is “substantially changed”

The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow has ruled that the Prime Minister is not allowed to ask MPs to vote on her Brexit deal a third time unless it has “substantially” changed.

It had been reported that Theresa May would make a last ditch attempt to get her deal through this week, but that’s unlikely to be the case now.

Bercow said: “If the government wishes to bring forward a new proposition that is neither the same nor substantially the same as that disposed of by the House on March 12, this would be entirely in order,” he said.

“What the government cannot legitimately do is resubmit to the House the same proposition – or substantially the same proposition – as that of last week, which was rejected by 149 votes.”

 

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