John Bercow disallows second vote on Brexit deal

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.
View the full article at politico.eu.

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.

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