House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said he would not allow a vote on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal Monday.
Bercow invoked a parliamentary convention, dating back to 1604, that says the same question cannot be put to MPs more than once within the same parliamentary session.
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The 400-year-old principle dictates that MPs cannot vote on an identical matter twice in the same parliamentary session. The implication of Mr Bercow’s remarks is that a third meaningful vote on Brexit cannot be held unless there is a “substantial change” to the deal.