Brexit: Parliament prepares to shutdown as government suffers new defeat – BBC News

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Brexit: Parliament prepares to shutdown as government suffers new defeat – BBC News 4.5
Parliament is preparing to shut down for 5 weeks but it’s been a busy day of political developments.

Huw Edwards presents live from Westminster as a new law has been passed that’s designed to prevent a no-deal Brexit. Later the Prime Minister is expected to fail in an attempt to call a general election, after opposition MPs refused to support him.

Boris Johnson visited Ireland today and said that leaving the EU without a deal would be a failure of statecraft. He was accused by the Irish Prime Minister of failing to come up with practical solutions to the so-called Irish backstop –the insurance policy to prevent a hard border. The BBC’s Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg rounds up the days events.

BBC News takes a close look at what the backstop is and, and what might come out of future negotiations, with Europe Editor Katya Adler.

And in a further twist this afternoon, the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, a key figure in the parliamentary Brexit process, announced that he'd be standing down, at the end of next month. The BBC’s Deputy Political Editor John Pienaar looks at his political career.

Part of the BBC News at Ten’s Brexit coverage.

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I love watching British parliament news because it makes my life feels like less of a mess

Author — Carol Chen


Damn my favorite show will be off the air for five weeks. Best of luck from a American

Author — Darkholme Mega


Wish my boss would send me home for 5 weeks with pay!

Author — Alfred Romeo


What a cliff hanger, shame we have to wait 5 weeks to find out the ending forget eastenders and cory

Author — Tc627


Sooner or later the Queen is going to get sick and tired of this, disband Parliament and re-institute a Full Monarchy

Author — Anonymous User


Man, all this to avoid paying tax to the EU on off shore accounts.

Author — Keith Lightminder


Damn, what a cliffhanger. Can't wait for a new season.

Author — Vectoze


What a twist to Brexit Series 3 ending! Can’t wait for the next season!

Author — SerElbass


Why are british politics being written by George R R Martin? This is taking for goddamn ever. And still no dragons.

Author — Harold Slick


Season 3 was very short but very intense. Can't wait for the next season, especially the Halloween episode!

Author — Abused Peanut


Spitting images would have a field day with this.

Author — Richard Mabe


I found this somewhere: Cromwell’s dismissal of Parliament 370 years ago leaps to mind: “You came here to address the nation’s grievances and you are now its greatest grievance. In God’s name, go!”

Author — Dismalist


Just tell us there will be affordable housing after all this

Author — Bughatii


I love Bercow. I think we'll miss him in Brexit season 4.

Author — Atakan Payman


We could put all this to bed if all MPs believed in Democracy, unfortunately some are Anti Democracy .Fact

Author — David Harrison


I can only imagine that all this is a distraction from something more serious going on.

Author — Daniel Botwood


Fabulous episode of Puppet Theatre, more to come

Author — Elizabeth Francis


As Putin once said.
'The poison of the west will eat itself' - how right was he? 😂

Author — Paul Gibbons


We must now have a general election parlament is in contempt of the peoples of the UK. They sit blocking brexit and still get paid. Time labour stopped being against the people. Let us clear them out along with the other remainer MPs. Come on Corbyn stand up face the people in an election now. We see the lies your party push regards Boris failing to leave the EU but we also know it is because of Labour he might fail. Not his own doing but labours twisted lies.

Author — ernest rogen


Well John b has inappropriately enacted ancient laws to go against the people’s vote to support remainer MPs so yes this his fault.

Author — riccccccardo