Speaker Bercow sparks Brexiteer fury AGAIN as he blocks No Deal amendment

Speaker Bercow sparks Brexiteer fury AGAIN as he blocks their amendments from votes on Brexit alternatives tonight

By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline

Published: 18:28 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 18:29 BST, 1 April 2019

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Speaker John Bercow has sparked fresh outrage from Brexiteers by failing to allow MPs to vote tonight on quitting the EU without a deal or escape the controversial backstop unilaterally.

The Speaker refused to allow two indicative vote motions tabled by Essex Tory John Baron to continue, while allowing four that would lead either to a soft or delayed Brexit or no Brexit at all.

One motion by the Basildon and Billericay MP would allow the UK to quit the EU without a deal on April 12 - which was refused as it is already the default option unless Mps agree an alternative .

But the other would give the UK a unilateral right to exit the Northern Irish border backstop by amending the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU.

Speaker John Bercow has sparked fresh outrage from Brexiteers by failing to allow MPs to vote tonight on quitting the EU without a deal or escape the controversial backstop unilaterally

Speaker John Bercow has sparked fresh outrage from Brexiteers by failing to allow MPs to vote tonight on quitting the EU without a deal or escape the controversial backstop unilaterally

After Mr Bercow announced his decision Mr Baron asked him to reconsider, saying that while it was a new motion it echoed the so-called Brady Amendment that modified the Withdrawal Agreement and which was passed by 16 vote son January 29.

Mr Baron said: 'It is a new motion that has previously achieved a majority and I think it worthy for consideration.'

But Mr Bercow rejected this argument, pointing out that

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