Bercow Vows to Stop No Deal Brexit
Speaker and arch Europhile John Bercow has vowed to block Prime Minister Boris Johnson from suspending parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit “with every breath in my body”.
The Commons Speaker said "nobody is going to get away as far as I am concerned" with stopping MPs taking action to avoid the scenario.
In his first public comments since the new prime minister won the keys to Number 10, the paper said Mr Bercow also went one step further and claimed the Commons could stop Britain leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement on 31 October.
The option of suspending parliament - known as "proroguing" it - was raised when Sky News reported Mr Johnson's team were considering it during the Tory leadership race.
It sparked a fierce backlash from opponents who said they would challenge the move in the courts, including former Conservative prime minister Sir John Major.
But in his first comments on the matter since Mr Johnson entered Downing Street, Mr Bercow firmly indicated he would block the prime minister trying to close the Commons.
"The one thing I feel strongly about is that the House of Commons must have its way," he is reported to have said on Tuesday at the Edinburgh Fringe festival.
The knives are out for Patriots. Our treacherous elite will do everything in their power to thwart the will of the people. History will not be kind to Mr. Bercow.