Commons Brexit vote ends in TIE for the first time in 26 years as MPs deadlocked

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A CRUNCH Commons Brexit vote ended in a tie today for the first time in 26 years – as a Remainer plot FAILED.

Speaker Bercow was forced to intervene when a vote on whether to ask MPs for their plan B for Brexit yet again, was tied 310-310.

Bercow was forced to vote today for the first time since he became Speaker
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He was then forced to cast his own vote for the first time since he became Speaker in 2008.

And according to the rules, he had to support the status quo if there’s not a majority among MPs for it, and he voted against it.

It’s the first time there’s been a tie in the House of Commons since 1993 – which was also over European policy.

Remainers wanted to force MPs to vote for a third time on what their plan B for Brexit would be, despite failing to come to a conclusion THREE times.

A customs union plan and a second referendum came close, but ultimately didn’t pass.

Later tonight MPs are set to vote to delay Brexit again and force Theresa May into negotiating how they want her to.

A rebel plot led by Labour’s Yvette Cooper and Tory Sir Oliver Letwin could succeed in being whizzed through the Commons later.

Their EU Withdrawal Bill forces the PM to seek an extension to Article 50, meaning our Brexit date is now likely to be delayed again.

But the wind was taken out of their sails after Mrs May said last night she was going to seek another delay anyway.

In a TV statement she announced she would have to seek more time from the EU when she meets leaders next week.

And in a major shift she revealed she would work with Jeremy Corbyn to try and force a deal over the line – sparking outrage in her own party that Brexit is likely to be watered down.


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