Tom Richmond: Lock MPs in House of Commons until they break Brexit deadlock - it’s what the public wants



WITH a theatrical flourish, Speaker John Bercow twice declared that ‘the ayes have it’ as he signalled that MPs had ruled out a no-deal Brexit.
Or had they as he boomed ‘unlock’ in another quaint ritual that follows each division? Even though there was a clear majority for a double negative – ‘no’ to a no-deal under any circumstance – the vote, arguably a positive move given the prevailing political and economic uncertainty, was only advisory and leaving the EU on March 29 is still the legal default position.
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