John Bercow says that he will stop Boris Johnson from closing Parliament to secure Brexit 

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John Bercow says he will stop Boris Johnson from closing Parliament to secure Brexit 

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John Bercow told an audience that Parliament can stop an attempt at a no-deal Brexit from Boris Johnson

John Bercow said on Tuesday that he would refuse to let Boris Johnson take Britain out of the EU by suspending Parliament.

The Commons Speaker said he would fight any attempt to prorogue Parliament “with every bone in my body”.

He also said that MPs can stop Britain leaving without a deal at the end of October, putting him on a collision course with the Prime Minister’s chief strategist, Dominic Cummings.

Mr Bercow dismissed suggestions that he would stand down in the short term as Speaker.

His first comments since Mr Johnson became Prime Minister last month set the scene for a constitutional battle this autumn in which Mr Johnson could find himself trying to take the UK out of the EU without…

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