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Speaker's Brexit ruling 'extremely concerning', say ministers

John Bercow has been accused of "unilaterally changing" parliamentary rules in the wake of a row over a government Brexit defeat in Parliament.Critics of the Commons Speaker say he broke with precedent and ignored the advice of officials when he approved a vote on the PM's "Plan B" response, which ministers lost by 11 votes.Commons leader Andrea Leadsom said his actions were "extremely concerning".Mr Bercow said he had made an "honest judgement" in the interests of MPs.There were angry scenes in the Commons on Wednesday when Mr Bercow agreed to allow a vote on an amendment to a government motion tabled by Brexit rebel Dominic Grieve.How Bercow's ruling could change BrexitFresh Brexit setback for May in MPs' voteThe vote was ultimat ...