UK Speaker vows to thwart PM over Brexit law

London, September 13

Britain’s parliamentary Speaker has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to disobey the law by refusing to ask for a Brexit delay and vowed to thwart any attempt to circumvent legislation.

Parliament passed a law earlier this month aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit, but Johnson is adamant Britain will still leave the EU on schedule on October 31 with or without a withdrawal agreement.

The speaker of Britain’s House of Commons John Bercow said disobeying the law “would be the most terrible example to set to the rest of society”, according to Britain’s news agency. In a speech in London, Bercow warned if the government comes close to doing so, parliament “would want to cut off such a possibility and do so forcefully”. — AFP