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(Worthy News) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's bid for a new Brexit vote was shot down Monday by the speaker of the House of Commons, the latest blow in the prime minister's uphill trudge to carry out the results of the three-year-old vote that authorized Britain's exit from the European Union.
Speaker John Bercow said the vote Johnson's government wants is "in substance the same" as a vote held on Saturday, and, therefore, breaches Parliament's rules. Bercow said it would be "repetitive and disorderly" to allow a new vote Monday.
Johnson on Thursday struck a deal with the 27 other countries in the EU that he described as a "great new deal that takes back control." But lawmakers, who've largely frustrated Brexit efforts by Johnson and former Prime Minister Theresa May, voted on Saturday to delay their backing for the new agreement until the legislation needed to implement it has been passed. [ Source: Fox News (Read More...) ]
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