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Constitutional chaos after third vote on Brexit deal blocked

PM likely to have to request long article 50 extension after Bercow intervenesTheresa May’s government has been plunged into constitutional chaos after the Speaker blocked the prime minister from asking MPs to vote on her Brexit deal for a third time unless it had fundamentally changed.With 11 days to go until Britain is due to leave the EU, May was forced to pull her plans for another meaningful vote because John Bercow said she could not ask MPs to pass the same deal, after they rejected it t...
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UK Speaker Deals Potentially Fatal Blow To Theresa May’s Ailing Brexit Deal

LONDON (AP) — The speaker of Britain’s House of Commons dealt a potentially fatal blow to Prime Minister Theresa May’s ailing Brexit deal on Monday, saying the government couldn’t keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same deal they have already rejected twice. The government intended to try a third time to get lawmakers to back the deal, ideally before May joins EU leaders Thursday at a Brussels summit where she is set to ask the bloc to postpone Britain’s departure. May has warned opponents t...
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John Bercow Warns Theresa May She Cannot Hold 3rd Vote on Same Brexit Plan

The speaker of the House of Commons in the British Parliament has ruled out a third vote on Theresa May’s plan unless it is substantially different from the previous two.
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UK Speaker John Bercow blocks more votes on unchanged Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May's will not be able to bring her beleaguered Brexit withdrawal bill back to parliament for a third vote in its current form, the Speaker of Britain's House of Commons, John Bercow, said on Monday.
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Brexit: John Bercow rules out third meaningful vote on same deal

Speaker says PM cannot bring back deal to parliament without substantial changesToday’s latest political developments - live updatesThe House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow, has said the government cannot bring back the meaningful vote again to parliament unless there has been substantial change to the Brexit deal.In a shock move likely to infuriate the prime minister, the Speaker said the House of Commons was “being repeatedly asked to pronounce” on the same question. Continue reading...
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Fiona Onasanya makes video appeal to voters to keep her as their MP

Convicted Peterborough MP issues plea before petition opens to force byelectionFiona Onasanya, the MP who was jailed for lying repeatedly to avoid a speeding ticket, has pleaded with her constituents to return her to parliament.A petition to force a byelection opens on Tuesday. Before its release Onasanya posted a video message online asking voters in Peterborough to ignore “media spin” and continued to maintain her innocence. Continue reading...
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DUP denies seeking cash in return for supporting Brexit deal

Party in talks with government over potentially voting for Theresa May’s deal next weekThe Democratic Unionist party (DUP) has again denied that it is seeking financial incentives from the government in return for its support for the Brexit deal when it returns to the House of Commons next week.A spokesman for the party said: “We are in discussions with the government to ensure Northern Ireland is not separated out from the rest of the United Kingdom as we leave the European Union. Contrary to s...
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Brexit: ministers trying to win over DUP in talks on legal guarantees

Discussions likely to cover role of Northern Ireland assembly if Irish backstop were usedThe Democratic Unionist party is to continue intensive talks to try to reach an agreement to allow it to back Theresa May’s Brexit deal, with discussions focusing on domestic legal guarantees that Northern Ireland will have no regulatory divergence with the rest of the UK.Downing Street is hopeful that the support of the DUP is key to unlocking the backing of many Conservative Brexiters when May brings her d...
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Ministers in talks with DUP in attempt to win backing for Brexit deal

Discussions likely to cover role of Northern Ireland assembly if Irish backstop were usedFollow the latest political developments – liveThe Democratic Unionist party is locked in intensive talks to try to reach an agreement to allow it to back Theresa May’s Brexit deal, including with the attorney general, Geoffrey Cox, and the chancellor, Philip Hammond.Downing Street is convinced the support of the DUP is key to unlocking the backing of many Conservative Brexiters when May brings her deal to t...
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'Painful intrusion of reality': European press view on possible Brexit delay

Papers say May preparing for ‘third time lucky’ vote and nothing can be predictedAfter the chaos, contradictions and incompetence, European media have spotted a glimmer of light at the end of the Brexit tunnel. On past form, of course, it will soon be extinguished, but the endgame seems – at least for now – to be approaching.“At long last, MPs now have to decide where they stand,” said Die Zeit in Germany after the Commons voted in favour of a short extension to article 50 on Thursday evening, h...
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MPs back Brexit delay as votes lay bare cabinet divisions

MPs vote overwhelmingly to request extension to article 50 – but eight ministers vote against motionBrexit is set to be delayed by at least three months, after parliament opted overwhelmingly to request an extension to article 50 on another day of divisive votes that exposed the split in Theresa May’s fractured cabinet.The prime minister is now expected to bring her twice-defeated Brexit deal back to parliament on Tuesday, after she narrowly retained control of the next steps of the process. Con...
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Brexit: More Labour resignations over second referendum vote – as it happened

Junior ministers leave after voting against amendment when they had been ordered to abstainHow would an extension to article 50 work?How did each MP vote in this week’s Brexit motions? 11.28pm GMT We’re closing this live blog down now. Thanks for reading and commenting. Here’s a summary of the day’s events: Related: MPs back Brexit delay as votes lay bare cabinet divisions 11.08pm GMT The decision to suspend Steel was taken by the party in Scotland, Vince Cable has told the BBC’s News...
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Brexit: More Labour resignations over second referendum vote – Politics live

Junior ministers leave after voting against amendment when they had been ordered to abstainHow would an extension to article 50 work?How did each MP vote in this week’s Brexit motions? 10.11pm GMT Lewell-Buck was the shadow minister for children and families, Madders was a shadow health minister and Fovargue was a shadow education minister.Sad to hear the news that @EmmaLewellBuck has resigned from our Shadow Education team. Emma was a superb Shadow Minister for Children&Families and worked ...
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Brexit: Cable to step down as Lib Dem leader to make way for next generation – Politics live

Majority of 211 for government motion means Theresa May will now seek extension from EU for departure dateHow would an extension to article 50 work?How did each MP vote in this week’s Brexit motions? 9.23pm GMT Cable’s departure in May as leader will trigger a 12-week contest. He has said:I wanted to set it out so that there’s an orderly process of succession and the next generation can come through rather than chaotic power struggles you’re seeing inside the Tory party and Labour party so I...
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Brextension: U.K. lawmakers vote to seek delay of EU departure

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA LONDON — In a stalemate over Brexit, British politicians have chosen to delay it. After weeks of political gridlock, Parliament voted Thursday to seek to postpone the country’s departure from the European Union, a move that will likely avert a chaotic withdrawal on the scheduled exit date of March 29. With Brexit due in 15 days and no divorce deal yet approved, the House of Commons voted 412-202 to ask the bloc to put off Britain’s exit until at least June 30. Th...
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Brexit: MPs vote by 413 to 202 to extend article 50 until 30 June – Politics live

Majority of 211 for government motion means Theresa May will now seek extension from EU for departure dateHow would an extension to article 50 work?How did each MP vote in this week’s Brexit motions? 7.57pm GMT The health secretary, Matt Hancock, who voted for the delay, has nevertheless told Channel 4 News it would be a “disaster” to have a long extension if the EU insisted on a Brexit delay of around two years.I think people want to get on with this. There are now two options on the table:...
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Brexiteers locked in high-stakes alliance with EU Remainers

In opposing Prime Minister Theresa May's EU divorce deal even after MPs voted to delay Britain's departure, hardline Brexiteers are now locked in a high-stakes alliance with those out to stop the process entirely. Remainers and Brexiteer Leavers alike declared victory on Tuesday when the House of Commons overwhelmingly rejected May's EU withdrawal agreement for a second time. May will bring her divorce deal before parliament for a third time next week -- possibly the last chance Brexiteers wil...
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Brexit: MPs vote by 412 to 202 to extend article 50 until 30 June – Politics live

Majority of 210 for government motion means Theresa May will now seek extension from EU for departure dateHow would an extension to article 50 work?How did each MP vote in this week’s Brexit motions? 7.12pm GMT Liz Truss, the chief secretary to the Treasury, has confirmed that she voted against the government motion. That does not count as a rebellion, because it was a free vote, but one can assume that Theresa May did not find it helpful.I voted against a delay to Brexit. As a delay was pas...
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What are the amendments to the article 50 extension vote and how did MPs vote?

MPs are voting on four amendments selected by the SpeakerFollow all the latest on Brexit with our live blogOn Thursday afternoon, MPs will vote yet again on Brexit, this time on a government motion proposing to ask the EU for a delay to the departure date. MPs tabled 10 amendments to the motion, of which four were selected by the Speaker, John Bercow, for votes. MPs will then vote on the motion as amended, or not. Continue reading...
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MPs vote against second Brexit referendum by majority of 249 – Politics live

Amendment put by former Tory MP Sarah Wollaston calling for fresh public vote is defeated by 334 votes to 85Which amendments have been chosen for the article 50 vote?MPs to vote on second referendum amendment for first time 5.17pm GMT MPs have crushed the second referendum amendment, by 334 votes to 85 - a majority of 249. 5.14pm GMT The Labour MP Wes Streeting and many of his colleagues in favour of a second referendum have written an open letter explaining why they are abstaining.Alon...
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A Guide to the Brexit Amendments Parliament Votes on Today

Britain’s Parliament is into its third day of votes on Brexit, this time on the question of whether, how, and for what purpose Britain’s departure from the European Union should be delayed. Here’s a guide to what the House of Commons is voting on, and how different politicians are trying to re-write the government motion. Theresa May proposes that if a Brexit deal is passed before March 20, the government should seek to delay departure until June 30.
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Brexit: Labour defends decision not to back second referendum amendment tonight – Politics live

Parliament will debate and vote on yet another government motion today, this time to seek an extension to article 50 Which amendments have been chosen for the article 50 vote?MPs to vote on second referendum amendment for first time 3.16pm GMT The DUP leader, Arlene Foster, has signalled her party is ready to do a deal to end the Brexit impasse, saying that the prime minister must prove only that the constitutional integrity of the UK would be preserved, my colleague Jessica Elgot reports. ...
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Brexit: Bercow allows vote on second referendum as MPs debate extending article 50 – Politics live

Parliament will debate and vote on yet another government motion today, this time to seek an extension to article 50 Which amendments have been chosen for the article 50 vote?MPs to vote on second referendum amendment for first time 1.12pm GMT The Brexit department has published a short, two-page note setting out the thinking behind the government’s motion today. It is 1.08pm GMT Lidington says, if the UK wants to delay Brexit beyond the European elections (which take place at the end ...
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Brexit: No 10 to give Tory MPs free vote on extending article 50 – Politics live

Parliament will debate and vote on yet another government motion today, this time to seek an extension to article 50 Full story: prime minister delivers Brexit ultimatum to MPsHow May’s Brexit deal laid bare Tory divisions‘Chaos reigns’: what the papers say 11.14am GMT In the Commons, during the business statement a few minutes ago, the Tory Brexiter Sir Edward Leigh asked for a debate on the possibility that the UK could use article 62 of the Vienna convention to exit the backstop. (See 9.4...
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Brexit: No 10 to give Tory MPs free vote in today's debate on extending article 50 - Politics live

Parliament will debate and vote on yet another government motion today, this time to seek an extension to article 50 Full story: prime minister delivers Brexit ultimatum to MPsHow May’s Brexit deal laid bare Tory divisions‘Chaos reigns’: what the papers say 9.11am GMT Donald Tusk, the president of the European council, has just posted this on Twitter.During my consultations ahead of #EUCO, I will appeal to the EU27 to be open to a long extension if the UK finds it necessary to rethink its #B...
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UK lawmakers set for another big Brexit vote

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are set to vote on whether to delay Britain’s departure from the European Union as Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to overcome further erosion of her authority. The vote later Thursday comes a day after chaotic scenes in the House of Commons, when lawmakers voted to rule out leaving the […]
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In rejecting May's deal, Brexiteers risk helping Remainers

In voting against Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal this week, hardline supporters of Brexit risked helping those who want to undermine the whole process. The so-called Brexiteers declared victory on Tuesday when the House of Commons rejected May's EU withdrawal agreement for a second time. "The failure to pass Mrs May's deal means Brexiteers have now cleared the way for Remainers to do their worst," said Asa Bennett, a commentator in the Daily Telegraph newspaper.
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MPs told to pass Brexit deal by next Wednesday or face long article 50 extension - as it happened

MPs vote by 321 to 278 to rule out no deal despite government whipping Tory MPs against motion, following 312-308 win for Spelman amendmentFull story: May’s final warning to Tory rebels: back me or lose BrexitHow did each MP vote?What were the no-deal amendments?Evening summary 1.57am GMT Folks, it’s time to wrap up the blog for the night. I’ll be back in a few hours to launch a new Politics live blog, bringing you all of Thursday’s Brexit and other political news. A reminder of what’s on th...
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How MPs rejected a no-deal Brexit

In non-binding votes, the House of Commons has said "no" to Britain leaving the EU without a withdrawal deal.
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Parliament Votes Against No-Deal Brexit as Theresa May Suggests Delay

On another chaotic day in London, Theresa May suffered a major rebellion from her own Conservatives, lost two big votes, saw a minister resign, and ended up warning that Brexit will be delayed for many months if there’s no agreement in the next week. At the end of the night, the House of Commons eventually voted 321 to 278 to reject leaving the EU with no deal and is now expected to seek to postpone the U.K.’s departure. It is almost three years since Britain voted to cancel its 40-year member...
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