Brexit battle: May faces fight with Bercow as Speaker warns he will call ‘toxic’ votes


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Theresa May and John Bercow are set to battle over Brexit

The Speaker said «nothing is too toxic» for Parliament to argue and acknowledged that MPs were concerned about the issues of citizens’ rationals, «economic arrangements» and the use of so-called Henry VIII powers to allow clergymen to amend laws without full scrutiny.

Mr Bercow also arrived to warn the Prime Minister that Commons votes needed to be infatuated seriously after the the Conservatives chose not to contest Labour motions on Wednesday when over with the prospect of defeat.

In an event at the Institute for Government, Mr Bercow asserted he would like Mrs May to face an hour-long grilling at Prime Minister’s Questions to some extent than the current session which is officially supposed to run for 30 minutes, although Mr Bercow confessed he allowed «injury time» to make up for interruptions from rowdy comportment.

He called for a «prime level of human respect» among politicians, and hit out at the «quite extraordinary» probed comments by George Osborne about wanting Theresa May «chopped up» in his freezer.

He also hit out at the «patently asinine» size of the House of Lords, arguing it could be halved.

Without a Commons more than half for her party, Mrs May is vulnerable to rebellions over amendments to the European Union (Withdrawal) Paper money.

The Speaker will make the final choice of amendments selected for careful thoughts and votes at the crucial report stage of the legislation.

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Mr Bercow also materialized to warn the Prime Minister that Commons votes needed to be bewitched seriously

Stressing his duty to the Commons and the wider public, Mr Bercow utter: «I have not shown myself reluctant over the years to select alterations for debate and vote which may not be for the convenience of the executive.»

He added: «Nothing is too toxic for Parliament to reckon.»

Mr Bercow, who has previously admitted backing Remain, hinted at concerns throughout David Cameron’s reasons for calling the EU referendum, but said the former prime wait on did the «honourable» thing by quitting after he lost the public vote.

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MPs are upset about a host of issues related to Brexit, Mr Bercow said

A referendum on EU membership could press been justified because as a way of settling the issue because all the main get-togethers backed staying in the bloc, a general election was not the way to settle the matter, he articulate.

«I leave you to judge whether this referendum was called on that point of departure, and some of you may think it was, others of you may think it was called as a means by which to advance effective party management or the crowding out of another political force,» he bruit about.

«The former argument for a referendum is compelling, the latter argument less so.»

Tory authors have indicated that given the «pretty heavy legislative agenda» the disciplines «are not necessarily going to ask Tory MPs to vote on non-binding opposition motions».

Mr Bercow said he would be discussing the predicament with the Government and added: «Parliamentary votes do matter. I think it determination be a very worrying development if they were to be treated lightly or disregarded.»

He required it would be a «matter of widespread concern» if it was to happen on a «regular basis», but he hope for to hear what the Government had to say on the matter.

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