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Commons Speaker Bercow to stand down - BBC News

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption John Bercow stands down: "We degrade this parliament at our peril" John Bercow says he will stand down as Commons Speaker and MP at the next election or on 31 October, whichever comes first. Speaking in Parliament, Mr Bercow said his 10-year "tenure" was nearing its end and it had been the "greatest honour and privilege" to serve. If there was no early election, he said 31 October would be the "least disruptive and most democratic" date. The ex-Tory MP succeeded the late Michael Martin as Speaker in 2009. He has faced fierce criticism from Brexiteers, who have questioned his impartiality on the issue of Europe and claim he has facili...

Liberal Democrats poised to back revoking article 50 | Politics | The Guardian

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Exclusive: Leader Jo Swinson says Lib Dems will campaign on unequivocal anti-Brexit policy...

Liberal Democrats poised to back revoking article 50 | Politics | The Guardian

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Exclusive: Leader Jo Swinson says Lib Dems will campaign on unequivocal anti-Brexit policy Kate Proctor Mon 9 Sep 2019 22.00 BST The Liberal Democrats are set to officially back revoking article 50 in an attempt to position themselves as the most pro-EU political party. The move would effectively sever the chances of an alliance with Labour at a forthcoming general election. The Lib Dem leader, Jo Swinson, said she would support the cancellation of Brexit, and the party expected to adopt this policy and write it into its election manifesto. “I relish the chance to take the fight to Boris Johnson in an election and I’m confident we’d make significant gains,” said Swinson, who was elected as t...