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UK Parliament: John Bercow: I’ll Stop Boris Johnson Breaking the Law on Brexit – commentary

Commons Speaker issues direct challenge to ministers threatening to ignore legislation

Rowena Mason and Owen Bowcott | The Guardian UK

John Bercow has threatened Boris Johnson that he will be prepared to rip up the parliamentary rulebook to stop any illegal attempt by the prime minister to take the UK out of the EU without a deal on 31 October.

In a direct warning to No 10, the Speaker of the House of Commons said he is prepared to allow “additional procedural creativity” if necessary, to allow parliament to block Johnson from ignoring the law.        Continue reading

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