House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, champion of Britain’s parliament in its move to rein in Prime Minister Boris Johnson over Brexit, said on Monday he would stand down. Photo: Xinhua

Who is John Bercow and why does his resignation as UK Commons speaker matter?

  • John Bercow has served as speaker of parliament’s lower chamber for 10 years, recently overseeing heated debates on Brexit
Topic |   Britain

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House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, champion of Britain’s parliament in its move to rein in Prime Minister Boris Johnson over Brexit, said on Monday he would stand down. Photo: Xinhua
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s dreams of an election that would clear his path to Brexit by the end of October were decisively dashed. Photo: Reuters

Brexit countdown: parliament suspended after UK PM Boris Johnson’s election bid fails again

  • Boris Johnson loses sixth vote in six days as election bid fails
Topic |   Boris Johnson

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s dreams of an election that would clear his path to Brexit by the end of October were decisively dashed. Photo: Reuters
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