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Bercow blocks Brexit vote, May turns to EU for lifeline (Video)

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Theresa May’s latest Brexit dilemma, as House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, shocked the world by citing a 1604 precedent that now effectively blocks May’s third go around at trying to pass her treacherous Brexit deal through the parliament.

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Theresa May claims Brexit is about taking back control. Ten days before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union, it looks like anything but.

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow’s intervention, citing precedent dating back to 1604, to rule out a repeat vote on May’s already defeated departure deal leaves the prime minister exposed ahead of Thursday’s EU summit in Brussels.

Bercow, whose cries of “Orrdurrr! Orrdurrr!’’ to calm rowdy lawmakers have gained him a devoted international following, is now the pivotal figure in the Brexit battle. May’s team privately accuse him of trying to frustrate the U.K.’s exit from the EU, while the speaker’s admirers say he’s standing up for the rights of parliament against the executive.

If just one of the 27 other states declines May’s summit appeal to extend the divorce timetable, then the no-deal cliff edge looms for Britain’s departure on March 29. If they consent, it’s unclear how May can meet Bercow’s test that only a substantially different Brexit agreement merits another vote in parliament, since the EU insists it won’t reopen negotiations.

Caught between Bercow and Brussels, May’s room for maneuver is shrinking. Amid rumblings that their patience with the U.K. is near exhaustion, EU leaders are girding for the worst.


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Jane Karlsson
Jane Karlsson
March 20, 2019

Theresa May knew perfectly well Bercow would do that. She knows, and has known all along, that her deal would never be approved. She brings it back again and again just to waste time.

She’s been wasting time for two years, and the purpose was to get everybody to say ‘just get on with it’ which she pretends means ‘we want really badly to leave the EU’ when it actually means ‘we want really badly for something, anything, to happen’. Nobody cares any more whether we leave or remain, just for the torture to stop.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Jane Karlsson
March 20, 2019

This BREXIT story is a neverending serial, with new turns in every new part, and with the expected cliff-hanger at the end … The reader keeps wondering, whether the poor victim (the UK) will hang on or fall down … Well, we’ll keep wondering for quite a while, as Miss May is a great master/mistress of procrastination. If ever there was the ideal procrastinator, it is Miss May.

Amanda Momtazi
Amanda Momtazi
March 20, 2019

Again, we see the language of propaganda here from the Duran of which RT are also fond of using. “Crashing out!” – This is pure BBC and MSM propaganda which has been consistently used to try to frighten the British people into submission to EU dictatorship. More proper research needed on leaving quite easily on WTO rules please. Perhaps the team in Russia should start asking for information from those of us who will fight to the end to save our country because we are much more well-informed. Silly statements like Bercow has developed a world following are just that… Read more »

El Sid
El Sid
March 21, 2019

Hullo Alexes,

Good work on the Brexit Bollinbrooks.

The latest UK Column on this is deffinately worth a look in. Appararently we no longer have a Constitution, just a a “Cabinet Manual”. What the heck???

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