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MPs 'checked with EU chiefs over Brexit delay' before passing bill | Politics | The Guardian

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MPs prepare for legal battle in case PM attempts to defy law forcing him to ask for extension...

MPs 'checked with EU chiefs over Brexit delay' before passing bill | Politics

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MPs prepare for legal battle in case PM attempts to defy law forcing him to ask for extension. Senior MPs opposing a no-deal Brexit sought assurances from the EU that their bid for a three-month delay would be granted, it has emerged. European leaders were sounded out before MPs, including the “rebel alliance” , passed a bill, which is expected to receive royal assent on Monday, forcing Boris Johnson to ask for an extension. However, those involved said there were no guarantees in a process that was changing by the day. It comes as the rebels, including former Tories who have been thrown out of the party, prepare for a legal battle in case the prime minister attempts to defy a law forcing hi...

Tories bid to depose Speaker Bercow after Commons revolt

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Tories bid to depose Speaker Bercow after Commons revolt 8 September 2019 These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image copyright AFP The Conservative Party plans to stand a candidate against Speaker John Bercow for his role in allowing MPs to take control of the Commons agenda. Business secretary Andrea Leadsom accused the Speaker in the Mail on Sunday of "flagrant abuse" of process. Breaching convention, the party plans to oppose Mr Bercow in his Buckingham constituency at the next election. Formerly a Tory, Mr Bercow gave up his party affiliation when he took on the impartial role. As the highest authority in the House of Commons, the Speaker chairs MPs' d...