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Bercow statement:

MPs on both sides have expressed concerns about House being repeatedly asked about same issue...

Quotes from Erskine May that it should not...

Convention dates back to April 1604
12 such Speaker rulings up until 1920...

Public Bill Office has often disallowed Bills on this basis...
Amber Rudd shaking her head in what appears to be disbelief...
Speaker says that the second Meaningful Vote could be credibly be considered different from the first...

Had three new documents...
Bercow concludes

If the Government wishes to bring forward a NEW proposition this would be in order... Government cannot submit to the House the same or substantially the same proposition...

This is the test the Government must meet

Chief Whip Julian Smith looks keen to contribute after the Speaker’s bombshell that Government can’t bring back same deal for MV3
Sir Bill Cash is now agreeing with Speaker
Ian Blackford asks for an immediate PM meeting with all parties.” And heads of Scottish and Welsh Govts...
Rees Mogg asks if this current 2 year session is prorogued, then the same proposition could be put in a new session - to which the answer is of course, Yes.
It was @Chukaumunna who floated this point in an interview with @SophyRidgeSky in January. @angelaeagle then raised it in the MV2 debate. @RhonddaBryant then tabled an amendment to extension vote...
Here’s the relevant extract - page 397 of Erskine May:
Our @lewis_goodall picked this up and covered it in depth last week
Two Government ministers genuinely really shocked by this - no chance now of MV this week, though that was looking doubtful already.

PM will now surely have to go to European Council and ask for a long extension ... and some sort of extra to justify MV3 next week...
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