Bercow to the rescue

British House of Commons Speaker John Bercow said on Tuesday he would refuse to allow Prime Minister Boris Johnson to close parliament to secure Brexit.

“The one thing I feel strongly about is that the House of Commons must have its way.” As John Bercow addressed an audience in Edinburgh.

Bercow said that he will fight any attempt to circumvent, bypass or close down the parliament to secure Brexit.

Former Chancellor Philip Hammond has accused the PM of trying to wreck the chance of a new Brexit deal, by making demands the EU could never accept.

In a Times article, Mr Hammond said a no-deal Brexit would be “a betrayal” of the 2016 referendum result.

He said Parliament would “make its voice heard”, adding that a no-deal “must not happen”.

Many MP’s including 20 senior tory members have written to the PM to caution him about his commitment to reaching a deal by October 31st.

The group also demands that Mr Johnson declares he is firmly committed to leaving the EU with a deal and is ready to compromise to get one – pointing out those were assurances he gave during the leadership campaign “both publicly and privately”.

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