UK: Speaker rejects second Brexit vote

The speaker of Britain’s House of Commons, John Bercow, has turned down the government’s bid for a new vote on its Brexit divorce deal, in a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to take the country out of the European Union at the end of the month.

London reacts as Brexit delay announced | AFP

People standing on Parliament Square in London react as John Bercow, speaker of the House of Commons, reads out the vote result of the Letwin amendment (322-306) which has the effect of forcing Johnson to ask EU leaders to delay Brexit beyond October 31, something he had vowed not to do. IMAGES

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SNP’s Blackford: Brexit deal would leave Scotland “shafted”

Ian Blackford, leader of the Scottish National Party in the House of Commons, has urged all lawmakers representing constituencies in Scotland to vote against a revised Brexit deal proposed by the government.

British lawmakers return to the House of Commons

British lawmakers returned to the House of Commons in London on Wednesday, following the suspension deemed illegal by the Supreme Court.(Sept. 25)

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British parliament to resume on Wednesday: speaker | AFP

House of Commons speaker John Bercow says that Britain’s parliament will prepare to resume proceedings on Wednesday after the Supreme Court ruled Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend it unlawful. SOUNDBITE from John Bercow

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A group of nearly-naked climate change protesters entered the public gallery at the House of Commons, distracting British MPs as they continued to debate Brexit on Monday evening.



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Outside Parliament as UK MPs prepare for third Brexit vote

Images of the UK Parliament in London as MPs prepare for a momentous third vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal, which could end a months-long crisis or risk Britain crashing out of the EU in two weeks. The House of Commons has twice rejected May’s withdrawal agreement, both times by large margins, but has been unable to agree any alternative — and time is running out. IMAGES of the UK Parliament