Fury as 'poor man's Cromwell' Speaker John Bercow BLOCKS Boris Johnson from holding a 'meaningful' vote on his Brexit deal today - as PM faces desperate battle with MPs tomorrow to get legislation through Commons for 'do or die' Halloween date | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Fury as 'poor man's Cromwell' Speaker John Bercow BLOCKS Boris Johnson from holding a 'meaningful' vote on his Brexit deal today - as PM faces desperate battle with MPs tomorrow to get legislation through Commons for 'do or die' Halloween date

Speaker John Bercow today sparked fury by blocking Boris Johnson's latest bid to trigger a vote on his Brexit deal.

MPs denied the PM 'in principle' approval for his deal over the weekend, instead postponing the showdown and obliging him to ask the EU for an extension.

And in his latest dramatic intervention in the Brexit process this afternoon, Mr Bercow turned down a fresh effort to stage the vote.

Tories accused the Speaker - who is meant to be an independent referee on Parliamentary rules - of 'sabotage' to stop Brexit, branding him a 'poor man's Cromwell'.

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