August 14, 2020

Brexit: MPs’ vote on deal ruled out by Speaker John Bercow

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From BBC The Commons Speaker has refused a government request to hold a “yes” or “no” vote on its Brexit deal. John Bercow said a motion on the deal had been brought before MPs on Saturday, and it would be “repetitive and disorderly” to debate it again. Saturday’s sitting saw MPs vote to withhold approval […]

Brexit: Second Commons defeat for Theresa May in 24 hours

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From BBC Rebel Conservative MPs have joined forces with Labour to inflict a fresh blow on Theresa May’s government in a Commons Brexit vote. It means the government will have to come up with revised plans within three days if Mrs May’s EU withdrawal deal is rejected by MPs next week. It could also open […]

UK: Jeremy Corbyn denies ‘stupid woman’ jibe at Theresa May

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From BBC Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has denied calling Theresa May a “stupid woman” during Prime Minister’s Questions. He was asked to make a statement to MPs after facing Tory calls to apologise for the alleged insult. Mr Corbyn said he was “opposed to the use of sexist and misogynist language in any form” and […]