Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said it would be a repeat of the debate already held and a breach of the order of Parliament.
LONDON – The speaker of the House of Commons of the British Parliament, John Bercow, did not allow the government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday to ask MPs again whether they are ready to approve a draft deal with the EU on the terms of “Brexit.” The agenda of the chamber was announced on Monday before the opening of its session by Bercow himself, whose speech was broadcast by Sky News.
“Summarizing what has been said, today’s initiative of the government in its essence repeats Saturday’s initiative, on which the chamber adopted its decision. External circumstances have not changed since Saturday either. Thus, I have decided that the government’s proposal will not be discussed today, as it will be a repetition of the debates already held and a violation of the order of the Parliament,” Bercow said. At the same time, he added that the government would have the opportunity to hold a key vote for Johnson before the end of the month.
There are only 10 days left until the planned date of “Brexit” – 31 October. October 31 will also expire the term of office of Bercow, who is not the first time confused the cards conservative government, demanding strict compliance with parliamentary procedures. In March this year, citing similar arguments, he blocked one of Johnson’s predecessor Theresa May’s attempts to put to a vote in Parliament the draft of her deal with Brussels, which MPs rejected three times.