British MPs inflict fresh blow on PM Boris Johnson over Brexit documents

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LONDON (AFP) - British MPs voted Monday (Sept 9) to demand Prime Minister Boris Johnson release confidential documents relating to Britain's EU exit, during a final day of defiance before he suspends their session until just weeks before Brexit.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

LONDON - British MPs voted Monday to demand Prime Minister Boris Johnson release confidential documents relating to Britain's EU exit, during a final day of defiance before he suspends their session until just weeks before Brexit.

In yet another day of drama in Westminster, House of Commons speaker John Bercow announced he would be stepping down by October 31 at the latest. In Monday's vote, MPs also asked the government to publish communications, including WhatsApp messages and private emails, from certain advisers relating to Johnson's decision to suspend parliament for five weeks.The premier says the so-called prorogation is a routine move to allow his premiership, which only began in July, to start afresh with a new legislative programme.

Johnson says he is working to revise the deal agreed by his predecessor, Theresa May, which MPs rejected - but insists In response, the premier called a snap election for early next month, but MPs refused to support him - and a second attempt later on Monday also looks doomed as it is opposed by opposition leaders.

Eurosceptics dislike Bercow for a perceived anti-Brexit bias, but he has been praised by supporters for sticking up for parliament's right to have a say in the tortuous Brexit process.'SIGNIFICANT GAPS REMAIN'

 

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