British Commons speaker rejects gov't bid for Brexit deal vote

Xinhua Published: 2019-10-21 22:57:27
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The speaker of the British House of Commons, John Bercow, on Monday rejected a government's bid for a meaningful vote on the London-Brussels Brexit agreement in the day.

"The motion will not be debated today as it would be repetitive and disorderly to do so," Bercow announced in the parliament chamber.

The ruling dealt another blow to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who insisted on his plan to take his country out of the European Union on Oct. 31 with or without a deal.

Johnson lost a vote by 322 to 306 on Saturday on an amended motion, tabled by former Conservative minister Oliver Letwin, which withholds approval of his deal until it has been passed into law.

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