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US News Johnson bids to fast-track Brexit bill through Commons in three days

23:25  21 october  2019
23:25  21 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Boris Johnson et al. standing next to a person in a suit and tie: Boris Johnson will seek to fast-track his Brexit legislation through the Commons (House of Commons/PA) © House of Commons Boris Johnson will seek to fast-track his Brexit legislation through the Commons (House of Commons/PA)

Boris Johnson is to seek to fast-track legislation to ratify his Brexit deal through the Commons in just three days as he attempts to avoid another delay to Britain’s departure from the EU.

Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg told MPs debate on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB) would start on Tuesday with ministers hoping to get it through all its Commons stages by Thursday.

If they are successful it could pave the way for House of Lords to sit over the weekend in time for the Bill to receive its royal assent at the start of next week.

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However they are likely to face opposition attempts to amend the legislation including the “programme motion” setting out the Commons timetable for the Bill.

Mr Rees-Mogg warned MPs that if the programme motion was defeated they would not be able to get it through Parliament in time for the UK to leave with a deal on October 31.

“People who do not vote for the programme motion will not be voting for Brexit on October 31,” he said.

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Earlier Commons Speaker John Bercow rejected a bid by ministers for a fresh meaningful vote on Mr Johnson’s agreement struck last week with Brussels.

Mr Bercow ruled the special Commons sitting on Saturday had voted to delay approval until the implementing legislation had been passed and that any further vote would be “repetitive and disorderly” under House rules.

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