Brexit: EU ministers tire of Westminster 'games'

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Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay told Sky News Tuesday that the Cabinet would give "serious consideration" to John Bercow's decision that the government could not bring the deal back for a third vote without substantial changes.

John Bercow, the man who during the referendum campaign famously had a vehicle sticker that read "B*****ks to Brexit" has now said B*****ks to 17.4 million people who voted for Brexit and essentially declared that his one vote is much more important than all of theirs and has derailed our exit from the EU.

"This is my conclusion: If the government wishes to bring forward a new proposition that is neither the same, nor substantially the same, as that disposed of by the House on the 12th of March, this would be entirely in order".

In an unexpected announcement on Monday, Speaker John Bercow said Ms.

McVey vowed to "hold her nose" and vote "aye" because, she says, now that no deal has been ruled out by the commons, she's prepared to back May's "bad deal" to save Brexit.

France's minister for European affairs, Nathalie Loiseau, has named her cat "Brexit" because when she opens the door he "stays put".

The implication of Mr Bercow's remarks is that a third meaningful vote on Brexit can not be held unless there is a "substantial change" to the deal. May said she would seek to extend that departure date to avoid the United Kingdom crashing out of the trade bloc without a deal.

If it isn't, she will have to seek a longer extension that would mean Britain participating in May 23-26 elections for the European Parliament - something the government is keen to avoid.

Loiseau said United Kingdom lawmakers "have said no to a "no-deal" and they have said no to a realistic deal".

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow rules out a third vote on the same Brexit deal
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow rules out a third vote on the same Brexit deal

The Speaker announced it was against parliamentary rules for the government to repeatedly ask the Commons to vote on the same motion until it got the answer it wanted.

However, Mrs May refuses to accept a no deal and continues to ignore the promises of the European Union, whose bureaucrats seem at present to be more willing than the UK's prime minister to fulfil the terms of Article 50 and the will of the British people by delivering Brexit at the end of this month.

"Why would be there be an extension without a reason?" she said.

She went on: "I will fight until the last minute of the time to March 29 for an orderly exit".

Mrs Merkel said that current events were in a "state of flux", adding that European Union leaders will try to react to whatever the United Kingdom proposes.

A no-deal exit by Britain was "not desirable, was not being pushed by the European Union, by France or other member states, but will impose itself on us if no real alternative is put forward in the next few days or even the next few hours", the official added.

After rejecting May's Brexit deal last week, MPs voted in favor of an extension to the withdrawal process, given the unlikelihood of agreeing a deal before March 29.

"They agreed that we must now see what proposals emerge from London in advance of the European Council meeting in Brussels on Thursday". Downing St. wouldn't say how long a delay she plans to ask for.

Sources in the EU's political hub Brussels said earlier on Monday that Britain could ask for a Brexit delay even after the summit, suggesting that the decisive moment for Brexit might still be some days ahead.

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