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

  • 🎬 Video
  • ℹ️ Description
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.

💬 Comments on the video

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


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

Author — D. B. Cooper


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

Author — Alfred Romeo


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

Author — Keith Lightminder


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


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

Author — SerElbass


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

Author — Vectoze


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

Author — Daniel Botwood


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


Snakes, general election and purge required.

Author — Alan Ross


1:20 like how even the news has picked up on the meme

Author — BloodRanger 118


come from a labour, working class family and have finally snapped with JC
begs for an election for 2 years and as soon as he gets a chance to get one he votes against it TWICE
Running scared

Author — Ben Monk


UK: We want to close the border with the EU.
UK: But we don't want a border with Ireland.
EU: But Ireland is in the EU...
UK: ?!?!?!?!? [we know we are stupid] We want a delay...

Author — K Marx


Just tell us there will be affordable housing after all this

Author — Bughatii Lovren


I believe that’s FREE PAY for the politicians and Free vacation from yelling

Author — AGG Production


Fabulous episode of Puppet Theatre, more to come

Author — Elizabeth Francis


"Sounded a lot more committed to *trying*" HAHAHAH she doesn't sound salty at

Author — Elizacoco