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Mr Speaker takes control

Jan 10, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

JOHN BERCOW seized control of the Brexit process from Theresa May and handed it to MPs as the Prime Minister suffered her second humiliating Commons defeat in as many days.

The Speaker ignored legal advice and parliamentary precedent to allow a vote that gives Mrs May just three days to present a Plan B for Brexit if she loses the "meaningful vote" next Tuesday.

MPs voted 308-297 for an amendment tabled by Dominic Grieve and backed by 16 Conservatives including former ministers Sir O...