2017-10-12 09:23:31 UTC
"Commons Speaker says it is opinion, rather than a constitutional
fact that MPs must vote through Brexit because of referendum result"
"The Commons Speaker, John Bercow, has said MPs have the right to
attempt to block Brexit using the parliamentary process, rather than
feeling obliged to vote in line with the referendum result.
"In a wide-ranging Q&A, Bercow also referred to the Daily Mail as 'the
Daily Fail' for its criticism of parliaments new £7m education
centre, though he himself has often been the target of the newspapers
"Bercow was the target of a short-lived plot by Conservative MPs to
oust him from the role, which he has held since 2009, with several
alleging he had failed to be impartial having declared he voted remain
in the EU referendum, among other accusations.
"Speaking to the Hansard Society, Bercow said it was an 'opinion,
rather than a constitutional fact' that MPs were obliged to vote
through Brexit because of the referendum result.
" 'There will be some members of parliament who say: I want to be
able at the end of all this if Im not satisfied, to say no, to try to
persuade other members of parliament to say no, and to hope that no
might delay Brexit or prevent Brexit,' he said, in comments reported
by Politico. 'Do they have a right to argue that point of view? They