A third vote by the UK parliament on the Brexit deal may be in jeopardy after the Speaker of the House in the UK parliament warned on Monday he could block the vote. John Bercow cited a rule from 1604 that disallows parliament from voting on the same matter more than once in the same sitting. Bercow said a third vote on the matter, if it was not substantially different, would fall afoul of this rule, last invoked in 1920, and he would therefore block it. “What the government cannot legitimately do is resubmit to the House the same proposition or substantially the same proposition as that of last week which was rejected by 149 votes,” Bercow told MPs. Read more: EU leaders seek clarity from UK before possible Brexit delay Brexit timeline: Charting Britain’s turbulent exodus from Europe June 2016: ‘The will of the British people’ After a shrill referendum campaign, nearly 52% of British voters opted to leave the EU on June 23. Polls had shown a close race before the vote with a slight lead for those favoring remaining in the EU. Conservative British Prime Minister David Cameron, who had campaigned for Britain to stay, acknowledged the “will of… Read full this story
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