British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday suffered a major parliamentary defeat, the second time in 24 hours, as lawmakers voted in favour of an amendment that will force her to present an alternative plan for Brexit within three days if her controversial European Union withdrawal deal does not pass in the House of Commons next week.
The government lost by 11 votes, 308 to 297.
"Clearly, Labour does not have enough MPs in parliament to win a confidence vote on its own".
The EU may send a letter to May giving further reassurances over the deal before Tuesday's vote but privately neither side believes this will swing it in the government's favor. Lawmakers would have the power to amend that plan.
"If not, Labour will table a motion of no confidence in the Government at the moment we judge it to have the best chance of success".
"We have a government that is committed to delivering Brexit, but it doesn't have a majority and we have seen this week that there is a Speaker who is willing to frustrate the government at every opportunity".
So even if he persuades a few wobbly Brexiters to vote with the PM on Tuesday, he has guaranteed that Tory MPs who want a referendum will not be wooed back to her cause. In a febrile Commons chamber, some Tories shouted "pathetic" and "ridiculous" as Bercow spoke, though the Speaker was backed by roars of approval from Labour MPs.
"We're not speaking here of a motion but of an amendment to a motion".
Mr Bercow confirmed he consulted the clerk and officials, saying the advice was given to him "privately and that's absolutely proper".
Following criticism from the Conservative benches, he said "I'm trying to do the right thing and make the right judgments".More news: Foles gives Eagles lift they need just in time to beat Bears
Analyst Viraj Patel, FX & Global Macro Strategist at Arkera says recent developments, "may have arguably reduced risks of disorderly GBP decline". "I can not allow debate but I have selected the amendment". By convention, only ministers can change a business motion.
Mrs Hodgson said she had been sent a threat which said she should be hung and was a traitor for signing a letter which raised concerns about what could happen if there is no deal. "If we were guided only by precedence nothing in our procedures would ever change".
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, speaks, during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, London, Wednesday.
He said: "It is a matter for the representative and champion of Parliament, it is not a matter for a representative of the executive branch - who is the executive's representative in the chamber of the House of Commons".
What is striking is that Elliot reports it is not impossible that Jeremy Corbyn could give tacit support for backing a modified deal in order to avoid a no-deal exit and a second referendum, neither of which the Labour leader wants.
And he said that "time" would be needed to complete these talks.
On Tuesday, legislators backed a motion prohibiting ministers from spending on preparations to leave the European Union without a deal unless authorised by parliament.
"I disagree with that, and so I think do the vast majority of members of parliament".
Prime Minister Theresa May offered a new role for MPs in the Brexit process, but suffered reverses in the House of Commons on Wednesday that saw the impartiality of the speaker called into question, with some describing the scenario as a parliamentary "riot".
Among those voting against were 17 Conservatives, including former ministers Justine Greening, Sam Gyimah and Jo Johnson who want to see another referendum to decide whether the United Kingdom should leave or not.