Conservatives have reacted with anger at the decision by Commons Speaker John Bercow to allow MPs to vote on getting a bigger say on Brexit. The MPs claim Mr Bercow broke Commons rules and ignored the advice of his own clerks. The row erupted ahead of five days of debate on Theresa May’s Brexit deal.
BBC and other British media outlets reported that the speaker of Britain’s lower house of parliament, John Bercow had told friends of his plan to quit 2019.
“The Speaker has made no announcement about his leaving date. He was elected by the House in 2017 for the course of the parliament. In the event he has anything to say on his future plans, he will make an announcement to the House first,” a spokeswoman said in a statement.