Speaker John Bercow vows to get ‘creative’ to stop Boris breaking law over Brexit

John Bercow vows to stop Boris
Speaker mentioned parliament would stop authorities breaking law on (Picture: PA/AP)

Parliament would ‘creatively’ and ‘forcefully’ block any transfer by Boris Johnson’s authorities to break the law stopping a no-deal Brexit, Speaker of the House John Bercow warned.

The robust stance was spelled out through the sixth annual Bingham lecture in London and comes after the home handed the Benn Act giving Parliament management over the result of Brexit.

The Speaker mentioned that if the Government have been to come shut to disobeying the Act, Parliament ‘would want to cut off such a possibility and do so forcefully’.

He mentioned: ‘Not obeying the law should absolutely be a non starter.

‘Surely in 2019 in modern Britain, in a parliamentary democracy we parliamentarians, legislators, can not in all conscience be conducting a debate as to whether adherence to the law is or isn’t required.’

He mentioned ignoring the law ‘would be the most terrible example to set to the rest of society.’



Mr Bercow advised these in attendance: ‘If that demands additional procedural creativity in order to come to pass, it is a racing certainty that this will happen, and that neither the limitations of the existing rule book nor the ticking of the clock will stop it doing so.’

Adding: ‘If I’ve been remotely ambiguous thus far, let me make myself crystal clear. The solely type of Brexit that we’ve, at any time when that may be, will probably be a Brexit that the House of Commons has explicitly endorsed.’

The former Tory’s intervention will probably be considered one of his final as Speaker, after saying he will stand down on the finish of October  –  two weeks after parliament is due to return from its prorogued state.

He mentioned even the notion that the Prime Minister may ignore the law was ‘astonishing’ after Mr Johnson mentioned he would fairly be ‘dead in a ditch’ than ask for a delay.

Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, speaking at the Sixth Annual Bingham Lecture at Middle Temple in London. PA Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 12, 2019. See PA story POLITICS Brexit Bercow. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
John Bercow, talking on the Sixth Annual Bingham (Picture: PA)

Mr Bercow additionally in contrast refusing to ask for a delay in ‘what one might regard as the noble end’ of Brexit to a financial institution robber utilizing the excuse that they promised to hand over their haul to charity.

It comes as Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, mentioned he was not optimistic a deal could possibly be struck earlier than the October 31 deadline.



In a speech on Thursday to MEPs Mr Barnier mentioned: ‘I can’t inform you objectively whether or not contacts with the federal government of Mr Johnson will probably be in a position to attain an settlement by mid-October.

‘While we have previously reached an agreement, as far as we can speak, we have no reason to be optimistic.’

He added: ‘We will see in the coming weeks if the British are able to make concrete proposals in writing that are legally operational.’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson before he participates in a TV interview ahead of bilateral meetings as part of the G7 summit in Biarritz, France. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday August 25, 2019. See PA story POLITICS G7. Photo credit should read: Neil Hall/PA Wire
Prime Minister has had one other turbulent week (Picture:PA)

Bercow’s feedback add to rising pressures encompass Mr Johnson who this week has had to concern denials he lied to the Queen to get parliament suspended and see Scotland’s highest civil courtroom ruling on Wednesday his prorogation was illegal as a result of it was obtained for the ‘improper purpose of stymieing parliament’.

The matter will subsequent head to the Supreme Court.

The Prime Minister is due in South Yorkshire at this time the place he will reaffirm his pledge to give better powers to northern political leaders.

‘We are going to maximise the power of the North and we are going to make sure that it is people here who are in control over the things that matter to them,’ he will say in a speech to enterprise leaders and politicians.

Labour’s shadow communities and native authorities secretary Andrew Gwynne mentioned no-one will probably be ‘fooled by this whistle-stop tour and cheap speech when every day, people are living with the consequences of a decade of austerity and cuts to public services’.



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