BREXIT LATEST No 10 to push again for vote on Boris Johnson’s deal


On Monday, the government will make a second attempt to hold the meaningful vote, presenting MPs with a straight choice to approve or oppose the deal in principle.

Whether the Speaker, John Bercow, will allow that, though, is not yet clear – he could rule it out on the grounds it amounts to debating the same matter twice.

No 10 said: “Letwin’s delay amendment turned Saturday into a meaningless vote and denied MPs and the public the chance to end the uncertainty.”

It added: “Parliament needs a straight up-and-down vote on the deal – do MPs want to respect the referendum like they claim to… or do they want to frustrate and cancel Brexit altogether?”

The government also plans to introduce the legislation required to implement the Brexit deal – the Withdrawal Agreement Bill – during Monday’s Commons session.