Truth or bluff? “In case of a “no” vote or no, directly it will guide everybody to a no deal, for sure.”
“Brexit is the will of the British people, we need to deliver that.”
The Speaker offers a distillation of his signature style.
The Ribble Valley MP says that May’s neglect of her Northern Irish allies is one of the worst cases of political misjudgement he has witnessed in his career in the Commons.
“The precise nature and timing of this debate will to some extent depend on the outcomes of this week’s European Council.”
WATCH: The Prime Minister’s chicken game latest. She tries to pile pressure on MPs to back her deal by stirring up voters against them.
She blames “MPs” and “politicians” for the current impasse as though she were not one herself – which of course she is.
40 opposition MPs stand in their places in order for it to take place. The Speaker rules it must happen now.
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“The question remains open as to the duration of such an extension,” he says.
“We should look again at being able to leave with a negotiated deal, but in order to do that we need time…”
The EU’s Chief Negotiator says that extension on its own won’t work: May needs a plan.
“It’s a very impressive hat that you are wearing, or a hat of sorts. Very well done.”
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“This ruling should not be regarded as my last word on the subject,” Bercow added.
But the Chancellor suggests that there will be more money for Northern Ireland and other places in the Spending Review.
He did consider standing as an independent next time round, but “there’s a leadership election coming up.”
“I love the way he puts that…It’s very nice.” The Labour leader responds to Peter Kyle’s claim that he has moved on the issue.