New Brexit Vote Blocked Less Than 2 Weeks from Deadline

HeadlineMar 19, 2019

In Britain, the speaker of the House of Commons dealt a new blow Monday to Prime Minister Theresa May by barring another vote in Parliament on her Brexit agreement—just 11 days before the U.K. is set to leave the European Union.

Speaker John Bercow: “What the government cannot legitimately do is to resubmit to the House the same proposition, or substantially the same proposition, as that of last week, which was rejected by 149 votes.”
That was Speaker John Bercow. Britain may now request a Brexit extension from European leaders.

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