October 19, 2019 / 8:52 AM / a month ago

Parliament speaker selects Letwin amendment for vote

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow speaks during a debate after the Queen's Speech in the House of Commons, in London, Britain October 14, 2019. ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - The speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, said on Saturday he had selected for a vote a proposal to withhold support for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal until formal ratification legislation has passed.

If the amendment, put forward by former Conservative lawmaker Oliver Letwin, is accepted by lawmakers, parliament will not vote on Saturday on whether to approve Johnson’s agreement.

Reporting by William James, writing by Kylie MacLellan; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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