French minister named her cat Brexit because he’s indecisive, report says

Mar 20, 2019, 01:14
French minister named her cat Brexit because he’s indecisive, report says

British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal can not be "substantially the same" as the one that was rejected last Tuesday (March 12) if she wants to bring it back to the House of Commons for a third meaningful vote, the parliament's speaker John Bercow said, addressing the House on Monday.

Speaker John Bercow blindsided May's office on Monday by ruling the government could not put the same Brexit deal to another vote in parliament unless it was substantially different to the ones defeated on January 15 and March 12.

Bercow said he allowed the Commons to vote for a second time on May's deal because it was a substantially different proposal, with new legal texts for MPs to consider.

"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", said Mr Bercow.

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But the spokesman said: "She has said in the House of Commons that she does not want there to be a long delay and that she believes asking the British public to take part in European elections three years after they voted to leave the EU would represent a failure by politicians". Then they voted to delay making a decision.

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"If there is will in the House, if MPs want to vote for it, I don't think Bercow is going to get in the way of that, that's not his role and that would be quite a significant issue", said Thimont Jack.

"We are really exhausted by these negotiations", Roth said at a meeting with his European Union counterparts in Brussels ahead of the leaders' summit.

At a conference in Berlin, Merkel admitted that she wasn't on top of 17th century British parliamentary procedures, but that she will fight to the "last hour" to secure a deal with the UK.

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Mrs May's spokesman, James Slack, said the government would only hold a vote if there is "a realistic prospect of success". At the time of writing, the PM and her team are repeating their message to Brexiteers: support the deal or risk no Brexit.

It attacks the Speaker for what it calls "anti-Brexit prejudice", and says losing the chance to back Mrs May's deal would be "a perversion of our democracy".

United Kingdom speaker John Bercow has disrupted Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for a third Brexit vote.

Commons leader Andrea Leadsom is said to have criticised her cabinet colleagues, saying it is now a "Remain cabinet", not a "Brexit Cabinet", Kuenssberg said.

French officials say in private that they are not alone in their stance but that they are more willing than other countries to stick their necks out because Britain will always blame the French for their misfortunes.

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The government's solicitor general, Robert Buckland, said the speaker's move amounted to a "constitutional crisis". As Mrs May herself has constantly said, until recently, "no deal is better than a bad deal".

May's plan to ask MPs to vote for a third time on her Brexit deal this week has been torpedoed by John Bercow.

A Labour spokesman said: "Should there not be a majority in Parliament for May's deal or a public vote, Corbyn called on the other parties to engage constructively to find a parliamentary majority for a close economic relationship with the European Union that can work for the whole country".

European Council President Donald Tusk also said he was waiting for clarity after a meeting with the Irish leader Leo Varadkar in Dublin.

She planned to use the threat of an extension that could lead to Brexit being canceled as a way to crowbar euroskeptic lawmakers into backing her agreement.

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