Remainer plot to stop No Deal Brexit by cutting off schools spending rejected by Speaker John Bercow

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A PLOT to stop a No Deal Brexit by cutting off schools spending came to grief when the Speaker rejected the move.

It was the second failed attempt in a fortnight to use Parliamentary mechanisms to block the ­possibility.

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Tory Remainer Dominic Grieve led a movement to stop a No Deal Brexit by cutting off schools spending[/caption]

But Remainer MPs will try the same ruse today, putting forward another amendment that would cut-off funding for government departments in charge of pensions, housing and local government.

Yesterday’s move, by leading Tory Remainer Dominic Grieve and Labour grandee Dame Margaret Beckett, would have stopped crucial money going to schools if No Deal went ahead.

But in a surprise move, pro-Remain John Bercow ditched the amendments.

But Remainers are hoping he allows similar amendments today.


If Labour back the move, the vote on the measure tonight will be on a knife-edge after several Tory Remainers vowed to back the move.

Under the amendment, funding for pensions, housing and local government would only continue after Brexit if Parliament has ratified a deal with Brussels or MPs have voted to leave with no deal.

The PM’s spokesman warned that the move would be a “grossly irresponsible course of action”.


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