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ORRR-DUHHH: Britain Parliament speaker seeks to calm debate

LONDON (AP) — The speaker of the House of Commons is usually taken for granted, except for those rare moments when Britain is having a legislative meltdown and Parliament gets center stage. And for the Brexit crisis, you might say that the current speaker, John Bercow, is made to ORRR-DUHHH. As a rambunctious Parliament is […]
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Brexit amendment that might have limited PM's losses is rejected

Speaker fails to select backbench Tory amendment calling for backstop time limitFollow the latest political developments - live updatesA backbench Tory amendment to Theresa May’s Brexit deal that Downing Street had hoped could limit the extent of her likely losses on the key vote has not been selected by the Speaker, John Bercow, meaning MPs will not get a chance to express their view on it.The amendment, tabled by the Conservative MP Andrew Murrison and backed by 29 of his colleagues, called fo...
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UK parliament likely to vote on May's Brexit plan around 2000 GMT

The vote in Britain's parliament on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan is likely to take place around 8 p.m. (2000 GMT) on Tuesday with the announcement of the result possible about 15 minutes later. House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said he had provisionally chosen four amendments to the legislation to be put to lawmakers before they vote on the overall Withdrawal Agreement itself.
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Taking back control? Brexit seems to offer exactly the opposite

Parliament is trapped in gridlock and as deeply divided as the country over Brexit, while on the streets and in the House the rancour is getting ever louderTowards the end of the Channel 4 drama Brexit: The Uncivil War which was broadcast last Monday evening, the leaders of the rival Remain and Leave campaigns meet in a central London bar. By coincidence Craig Oliver, David Cameron’s then director of communications, and Dominic Cummings, director of Vote Leave and inventor of the slogan “take ba...
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Weekend reading: British passport no longer rules the waivers

What caught my eye this week. G ot your passport ready and your bag packed for the last flight out of Heathrow when Britain goes all 21 Days Later on Brexit Day? The good news is even I don’t think that’s going to happen. We’ll be more in for months of Dad’s Army amateurism should we leave with no-deal on the 29th March. But the reviled metropolitan elites will immediately put their brains towards sorting out the mess foisted upon them, and anarchy will be avoided.1 The bad news is Britain has...
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Brexit: May loses grip on deal after fresh Commons humiliation

Amendments mean PM would have with little room to move if Brexit deal rejected next weekTheresa May’s room for manoeuvre should her Brexit deal be rejected next week was further constrained on Wednesday night, after the government lost a second dramatic parliamentary showdown in as many days.An increasingly boxed-in prime minister must now set out her plan B within three working days of a defeat next Tuesday, after the rebel amendment passed. Continue reading...
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The Papers: Out of Order, Order?

Papers digest another government defeat over Brexit, some taking a dim view of Speaker John Bercow's role.
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Newspaper headlines: Bercow 'out of order' over Brexit?

Papers digest another government defeat over Brexit, some taking a dim view of Speaker John Bercow's role.
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Newspaper headlines: Bercow 'out of order' over Brexit?

Papers digest another government defeat over Brexit, some taking a dim view of Speaker John Bercow's role.
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Theresa May loses grip on Brexit deal after fresh Commons humiliation

Amendments mean PM would be left with little room to move if her Brexit deal is rejected next weekTheresa May’s room for manoeuvre should her Brexit deal be rejected next week was further constrained on Wednesday night, after the government lost a second dramatic parliamentary showdown in as many days.An increasingly boxed-in prime minister must now set out her plan B within three working days of a defeat next Tuesday, after a rebel amendment passed on Wednesday. Continue reading...
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Tory Brexiters are calling for his head. Bercow is in his element | John Crace

Conservatives have been spitting blood over Speaker’s decision to allow Grieve amendmentSeven former Speakers of the House of Commons have been executed. To judge by the looks on the faces of many on the government benches, John Bercow came dangerously close to becoming the eighth. For well over an hour of points of order that came dangerously close to outright entropy, Tory MPs were spitting blood about the Speaker’s decision to allow an amendment by the Conservative Dominic Grieve to force the...
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Brexit: MPs vote 308-297 in favour of amendment for three-day 'plan B' deadline - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and the first day of the Brexit debateFull story: MPs force May to table plan B if she loses Brexit deal vote What government defeat on Grieve amendment actually meansPMQs - Snap verdictAfternoon summary 6.24pm GMT Rushanara Ali, the Labour MP, has just delivered a speech stating that she will not be supporting the government’s deal. Following the dramatic events in the House ...
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Theresa May suffers Commons defeat over Brexit plan B

PM will have to table alternative to her deal within three days of losing vote Follow all the latest Brexit news with our live blogTheresa May will be obliged to present MPs with a new Brexit plan within three days if her current proposal is voted down next week, after a procedural amendment to the plan’s progress through the Commons was passed amid chaotic scenes.The amendment to the business motion for the plan, drawn up by the Conservative former attorney general Dominic Grieve, gives May the...
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MPs to get vote on three-day deadline for May to present 'plan B'

Bercow allows debate on amendment aimed at stopping government ‘running down clock’ to no dealFollow the latest political developments - live updatesWhat to expect from Brexit debate and Commons voteThe Speaker, John Bercow, has allowed MPs to debate an amendment that could force Theresa May to present a new Brexit plan within three days if her current proposal is voted down, a decision likely to enrage the government.Bercow has selected an amendment led by the Conservative MP Dominic Grieve to ...
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Corbyn to table no confidence motion almost immediately if May loses Brexit vote, Labour says - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and the first day of the Brexit debatePM may have to draw up new deal three days after Commons defeatExplained: what to expect from the Brexit debate and final vote 11.13am GMT Here is some snap reaction to the Bercow decision.From the Telegraph’s Steven SwinfordWe are now in full-fledged constitutional crisis territory.Bercow has accepted the Grieve amendment which *his own c...
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Facebook takes down homepage of activist over abuse of MPs

Police also promise more robust approach after Speaker urges Met chief to act• ‘The police are after all of us’: pro-Brexit protesters ditch yellow vestsFacebook has deleted the homepage of the most prominent member of a group of “yellow vest” protesters who have harassed and abused MPs and journalists, as police began a more concerted response to their activities.After the Speaker, John Bercow, wrote to the head of the Metropolitan police to urge action when the Conservative MP Anna Soubry was ...
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MPs raise safety fears with police after Anna Soubry subjected to 'Nazi’ chants

Letter to Met police comes after Speaker expresses concern about protesters targeting MPs outside parliament Dozens of MPs have written to the UK’s most senior police officer to raise concerns about safety outside parliament after the Conservative MP Anna Soubry faced chants from protesters on Monday calling her a “Nazi”.At least 55 parliamentarians signed the letter to the Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, after the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, urged officers to do more to prote...
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MPs raise safety fears with police after Anna Soubry subjected to 'Nazi’ taunts

Letter to Met police comes after Speaker expresses concern about protesters targeting MPs outside parliament Dozens of MPs have written to the UK’s most senior police officer to raise concerns about safety outside parliament after the Conservative MP Anna Soubry faced chants from protesters on Monday calling her a “Nazi”.At least 55 parliamentarians signed the letter to the Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, after the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, urged officers to do more to prote...
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John Bercow urges police to do more after ‘Nazi’ taunts against Tory MP

Speaker concerned about number of protesters targeting female MPs outside parliamentThe Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has urged police to do more to protect MPs outside parliament from abusive protesters after they repeatedly shouted at Conservative MP Anna Soubry that she was a “Nazi” as she spoke on live TV.Soubry also criticised the lack of police response after chants of “Soubry is a Nazi” could clearly be heard during an interview with BBC News on Abingdon Green, a grassed a...
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Response to Westminster bullying report a disgrace, says ex-minister

Maria Miller says key issues of Cox report on harassment being ‘swept under the carpet’The House of Commons could be brought into disrepute over the “disgraceful” way a damning report into bullying and harassment in Westminster is being taken forward, a former cabinet minister has said.The Conservative MP Maria Miller, who chairs the women and equalities committee, called for “clarity” over when Speaker John Bercow would stand down, as she criticised the rate of change following Dame Laura Cox’s...
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Jeremy Corbyn tells Commons he did not call May a 'stupid woman' - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Sajid Javid publishing the immigration white paperJeremy Corbyn accused of calling Theresa May a ‘stupid woman’May’s cabinet split over £30,000 immigrant salary thresholdKey points: post-Brexit immigration at a glance 4.20pm GMT Ireland is stepping up its no deal planning because of continued uncertainty in Westminster, Leo Varadkar has said. Updating the Dáil on last week’s EU council summit, the Irish prime mini...
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Labour plans to 'throw kitchen sink' to force May's hand on Brexit

Opposition considering all options to prevent government running down the clockJeremy Corbyn will seek to increase pressure on Theresa May in parliament next week in a bid to prevent the Tories running down the clock on Brexit.As the prime minister urged EU leaders to offer fresh concessions in Brussels on Thursday, senior Labour sources stressed the party was determined to “turn up the heat” at home. Continue reading...
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May roundly condemned by MPs after delaying Brexit vote to seek fresh backstop assurances – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenBrexit deal: May admits she would have lost vote by large marginPound hits 20-month low amid Brexit confusion – Business liveEU figures rule out concessions and express bewilderment at decision 6.19pm GMT Labour’s Martin Whitfield asks about the Donald Tusk tweet. (See 6.09pm. ) He asks if the government would be willing to withdraw article 50 to avoid a no deal Brexit.May says that would mean staying in the EU. That is not w...
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UK Parliament should decide whether Brexit vote is delayed: speaker

The speaker of Britain's lower house of parliament said it would be "right" that lawmakers were given a chance have their say on whether or not to delay a planned vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan. "I politely suggest that in any courteous, respectful and mature environment, allowing the house to have a say would be the right and, dare I say it, the obvious course to take," Speaker John Bercow told parliament, moments after May announced the Brexit vote would be deferred.
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Brexit: senior minister could be suspended over legal advice

MPs will hold debate on Tuesday after Speaker John Bercow accepted contempt motionA senior minister is at risk of being suspended from the House of Commons after Labour and the Democratic Unionist party were allowed to submit an emergency motion accusing the government of holding parliament in contempt for failing to publish the full Brexit legal advice.John Bercow, the Speaker, allowed Labour, the DUP and four other opposition parties to lay down a motion that will be voted on Tuesday, immediat...
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Cabinet minister could be suspended over Brexit legal advice

MPs will hold debate on Tuesday after Speaker John Bercow accepted contempt motionA cabinet minister is at risk of being suspended from parliament and missing next week’s crunch Commons vote after Labour and the DUP accused ministers of holding parliament in contempt for failing to publish the full Brexit legal advice on Monday.The fate of the minister – likely to be either David Lidington or Geoffrey Cox – will be in the hands of MPs after John Bercow, the Speaker, declared there was “an arguab...
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Senior minister could be suspended over Brexit legal advice

MPs will hold debate on Tuesday after Speaker John Bercow accepted contempt motionA senior minister is at risk of being suspended from the House of Commons after Labour and the Democratic Unionist party were allowed to submit an emergency motion accusing the government of holding parliament in contempt for failing to publish the full Brexit legal advice.John Bercow, the Speaker, allowed Labour, the DUP and four other opposition parties to lay down a motion that will be voted on on Tuesday, immed...
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Corbyn says deal is '26 pages of waffle' and 'blindfold Brexit we all feared' - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenBrexit political declaration fails to offer frictionless trade8 things you need to know about political declaration for UK-EU future 4.14pm GMT Sir Edward Leigh, the Tory Brexiter, says he wants to help May. So can she assure him that, if the UK is still in the backstop by 2022, she will abrogate this treaty. He says the Vienna Convention allows that, and no parliament can bind its successor either.May says the intention is t...
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Corbyn says Brexit deal is '26 pages of waffle' and 'blindfold Brexit we all feared' - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 3.13pm GMT Corbyn says “Chequers has been checked”. There is no reference to the common rulebook, or frictionless trade.He says the document mentions several agencies, without saying if the UK will remain a member. 3.12pm GMT Jeremy Corbyn says this 26-page document show how the Tory Brexit negotiation has failed.He says just over a year ago we were told by the government there would be a trade deal at the end of this pr...
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Labour, Tory hard-Brexiters and DUP line up against May – as it happened

Ministers invited to read document at No 10 this evening ahead of crunch Wednesday cabinet meetingBrexit deal: Cabinet members called in to sign off May’s agreementBrexit, what next? - 6 key questions 1.34am GMT We’re going to close down the blog for the night, thanks for reading along and for your comments. We’ll be back when you wake up for another day of Politics Live. It’ll be a big day, get some rest and see you here in the morning! Related: Brexit: May tells her cabinet, this is the ...
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