PUBLISHED: 15:44, Sat, Oct 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 15:47, Sat, Oct 19, 2019
The Speaker was left stunned as MPs left their seats as SNP’s Joanna Cherry began speaking. MPs voted 322 to 306 for the delay which forced Prime Minister Boris Johnson to request an extension from the EU. Tories walked out of Commons in disgust as some said: “Leave them to it”.
Speaking in Commons, Mr Bercow said: “If members who are leaving the chamber, I understand the disappointment of the honourable, learned lady.
“But I cannot compel members to remain.
“I can’t take anybody hostage.
“I do not have the power to incarcerate.
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The Speaker was left stunned as MPs left their seats as SNP’s Joanna Cherry began speaking (Image: SKY)
Tories walked out of Commons in disgust (Image: SKY)
“I’m trying to be helpful to the honourable and learned lady, I’m playing for time.
“If members, who quite unaccountability do not wish to hear the honourable