Published On: Tue, Sep 3rd, 2019

Brexit news: John Bercow laughs at Peter Bone as he belittles Brexiteer’s protest in House | UK | News

As the Speaker of the House asked MPs present in the Commons whether they would allow the debate, tabled by on Sir Oliver Letwin, to go forward, the majority of the House stood in agreement. But Brexiteer Peter Bone could be heard shouting a resounding “no” in protest against the anti-no deal debate. To which Mr Bercow responded: “The Right Honourable Gentleman (Sir Oliver Letwin) clearly enjoys the support of the House.

“I will go further, I will be my normal generous self to the Honourable Gentleman Member for Wellingborough (Peter Bone) in advertising for those who didn’t hear it that the Honourable Gentleman was robustly objecting which he is absolutely entitled to do.

“So people need to be in no doubt that there was an objection.

“In those circumstances, it is necessary for at least 40 members to rise in their places to support the application.

“There is a very much larger number than 40 members rising in support so the Right Honourable Gentleman has obtained the leave of the House.”

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A number of Tory MPs also stood up to join members of the opposition in welcoming a motion to debate ways to stop Boris Johnson from taking the UK out of the EU without a deal.

The Tory rebels, believed to be joining the opposition in voting against the Government later this evening on a bill that will force the Prime Minister to extend the  process, stood in agreement when Speaker of the House John Bercow asked MPs if the debate should be allowed. 

The motion was tabled by Tory Remainer Sir Oliver Letwin who claimed the purpose of the proposed extension to the Brexit process is to provide the Government with time to solve the Brexit impasse.

Mr Letwin said that if the House supports this motion tonight we have a chance to pass a law mandating Prime Minister Boris Johnson to see a Brexit delay if there is a no deal exit.

Mr Corbyn said the UK’s economy is in a “fragile state”, and said now is not the time to impose a no-deal Brexit on the country.

He said: “What we are asking MPs today to do is to rule out playing Russian roulette with this country’s future.

“With our industry, with our National Health Service, and with people’s jobs and livelihoods all at stake for their trying to retain power.”

While House of Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg argued that it is not for Parliament to undertake the role and functions of the executive. 

He added that “rules and conventions protect us from winds of tyranny” and that “if we take those rules away, we lose that protection”.

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