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Labour set to hijack Brexit legislation on crunch vote

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
21st Oct 19 11:42 am

The prime minister is set for a fierce showdown with the speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow on Monday.

Boris Johnson will push for a knife edge Commons vote over his Brexit deal that was rejected on Saturday.

Bercow will rule today by 3:30pm on whether or not the government can bring the so called “meaningful vote.”

Should Bercow block the vote then the government will bring forward their Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) before MPs in parliament on Monday, a vote on the second reading will take place on Tuesday.

Labour has said they will hijack the legislation as they will place new amendments for a second Brexit referendum, to include a custom union within the EU.

Should the WAB be put before voters in a national poll then, Labour may back it, according to Sir Kier Starmer the shadow Brexit secretary.

However, a source said the WAB will require more sittings by MPs in parliament.

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