OUSTED Commons Speaker John Bercow has compared Boris Johnson to a ‘BANK ROBBER’ for refusing to delay Brexit to avoid a No Deal.
The ardent Remainer warned the PM against disobeying the law by not asking for a Brexit delay.
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He added that extra “procedural creativity” in Parliament would be used to thwart any attempt to leave the EU without a deal on October 31.
Bercow, who is set to step down as Commons Speaker after enraging Tories by using his role to stifle Brexit, said MPs must back the method of Britain’s exit.
In a speech in London tonight, Mr Bercow compared any attempt to shun the law over the extension with a bank robber excusing their crime by giving their loot to charity.
He said: “It would be the most terrible example to set to the rest of society.
“One should no more refuse to request an extension of Article 50 because of what one might regard as the noble end of departing from the EU as soon as possible, than one could possibly excuse robbing a bank on the basis that the cash stolen would be donated to a charitable cause immediately afterwards.”
If the Government comes close to disobeying the Act, the MP said that Parliament “would want to cut off such a possibility and do so forcefully”.
“If that demands additional procedural creativity in order to come to pass, it is a racing certainty that this will happen, and that neither the limitations of the existing rule book nor the ticking of the clock will stop it doing so.”
He announced on Monday that he will stand aside as Speaker on October 31 and would step down as MP for Buckingham.
He cited family commitments and said resigning on the current Brexit deadline was the least disruptive and most democratic date to quit.
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Remainer Bercow – known for his eccentric outbursts in the Commons – choked up when he told the chamber he will resign as a Tory MP if Boris Johnson gets a national poll.
But while Bercow was treated to a long drawn out goodbye today – with MPs falling over themselves to pay tribute – there were few tears shed at No10.
Boris and his team have become infuriated by what they see as the Speaker’s constant efforts to block Brexit and had planned to oust him.