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ShareOctober 21, 2019The speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, rejected the government's motion for Boris Johnson to put to the vote today the Brexit agreement reached by Prime Minister Tory with Brussels, but postponed Saturday with an amendment. According to Bercow the request cannot be re-proposed in the same form as Saturday. Bercow explained that the two motions presented by the government are "substantially" equal.
"My decision is that the motion will not be discussed today as it would be repetitive and messy to do so," he told MPs. Bercow also said he hoped his decision and explanation would be useful for the municipalities.
At this point, for the government it has run against the clock to have the implementation laws of the EU exit approved and to resubmit the deal immediately afterwards in a new context. Penalty for a postponement or no deal.