Will John Bercow BLOCK new vote on PM's Brexit deal?

Mail Online | 10/21/2019 | James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline
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Boris Johnson faces a vote on his Brexit deal blocked again today - despite mounting signs that the government has the numbers to win.

Westminster is bracing for '**** Week' as the PM tries to force the package through Parliament, with threats of all-night sittings.

Commons - Speaker - John - Bercow - Ministers

However, Commons Speaker John Bercow looks set to infuriate ministers by refusing to allow a showdown later.

Mr Bercow branded the idea of a re-run 'irregular' over the weekend, after Remainer MPs denied the PM approval for his deal and forced him to ask the EU for an extension.

Ruling - Vote - Afternoon - Meltdown - Tories

But a formal ruling against the vote this afternoon could cause a huge meltdown - with Tories accusing the Speaker of twisting the rules to try to stop Brexit.

It would again delay the moment of truth on Mr Johnson's deal, with legislation expected to be brought forward tomorrow.

Ministers - Numbers - Package - Support - Labour

Ministers now believe they have the numbers to force the package through with support from around 15 Labour MPs, after three years of bitter wrangling and delays.

But Jeremy Corbyn and other opposition parties could yet join forces to wreck the process, with 'guerrilla warfare' plots to trigger votes on a second referendum and the whole UK staying in the EU customs union.

Trade - Secretary - Liz - Truss - Today

Trade Secretary Liz Truss today warned that undermining the painstakingly-assembled deal with Brussels would put the country 'back to square one'.

The Prime Minister will publish the Bill today under the assumption that the Commons starts voting on it tomorrow.

Premier - Chances - Implementation - Law - Time

The premier's chances of getting the implementation law through in time for the UK to leave the EU by his 'do or die' date of October 31 are likely to hang on whether he can get support for a 'programme motion' - which will dictate a tight schedule for the stages in Parliament.

Usually it takes weeks for pieces of legislation to...
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