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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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To be fair, all Bercow has done is abide by Erskine May. The principle is the same as the one used by Brexiteers to argue against a second referendum.
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<<John Bercow has ruled out another vote on the government's previously rejected Brexit agreement if the motion remains "substantially the same".

He told MPs parliamentary conventions dating back to 1604 meant they could not be asked to vote on precisely the same subject twice in the same session.>>

Oh look, someone who gets how things work. (Okay, at least how they don't).
Swiss ancestors?

Well I don't know how it is in other parliament of Westminster style democracies, but in Ireland the speaker (Ceann Comhairle) presides over the discussions but does not set the agenda, that is the business of the whips. Having a sovereign parliament, with restrictions on they can discuss or decide is contradictory.
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