WHAT’S GOING ON HERE??
The leader of the house of Commons Andrea Leadsom announced on Thursday, MPs will sit on Friday for a Brexit debate in the House of Commons and possibly another vote.
There will be a special sitting on Friday in the House to debate Europe, Leadsom angered MPs as she left it unclear as to whether or not the PM’s third meaningful vote will be voted on.
John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons said last week another vote will only be allowed to be held, if it is different to what MPs have previously rejected.
Leadsom said to Parliament, “We recognise that any motion brought forward tomorrow will need to be compliant with the speaker’s ruling and that discussion is ongoing, and a motion will be tabled just as soon as possible and obviously by later today.
“The House rightly needs time to address our exit from the EU and our constituents will rightly expect us to work out how to do so.”
MPs were also told by Leadsom that there is no guarantee the Commons Easter break will happen, she will seek further clarity on “recess dates as soon as possible.”
Leadsom said, “Colleagues will note that at this moment in time we’re not bringing forward the motion for Easter recess.
“I know members have a great deal of responsibilities to carry out in their constituencies and with other matters, however the House rightly needs time to address our exit from the EU and our constituents will expect us to work flat-out.
“I will seek to provide further clarity on recess dates as soon as possible.”