Last week’s Parliamentary defeat for the Brexit deal has just been followed by another major event. The Parliament’s speaker has ruled that the government cannot introduce the Brexit deal for another vote, citing a House of Commons precedent that MPs can’t be asked to vote again on a measure in the same parliamentary session.
That could be a problem for Theresa May’s government. It cannot readily change the measure without renegotiating the deal, which the European Union has made clear is extremely unlikely. Speaker John Bercow could decide that if the government and the E.U. agree on either a long extension or a change in the Brexit date, that would change what MPs are being asked to vote on.… Seguir leyendo »