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UK parliament speaker to quit

Reuters | Published: September 09, 2019 21:31:41 | Updated: September 10, 2019 19:37:26


John Bercow, Speaker in Britain’s House of Commons, announced on Monday that he would be standing down from the role.

Bercow has helped bend parliamentary rules to give lawmakers opposed to a no-deal Brexit the chance to try to prevent Britain leaving the European Union without a deal on October 31.

He said he would not contest the next election if parliament voted later today in favor of holding one. If, as expected, lawmakers reject the government’s attempt to call an election, he said he would quit on October 31.

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