October 21, 2019 / 3:31 PM / a month ago

PM Johnson is disappointed Brexit vote will not go ahead on Monday - spokesman

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson looks on, with arms crossed, next to Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay ahead of a vote on the prime minister's renegotiated Brexit deal, on what has been dubbed "Super Saturday", in the House of Commons in London, Britain October 19, 2019. ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson is disappointed the parliament will not allow a vote on his Brexit deal on Monday, his spokesman said, describing the speaker’s move as one that denied the chance to deliver on the will of the British people.

Earlier, parliamentary speaker John Bercow said he could not allow another ‘yes or no’ vote on Johnson’s deal to leave the European Union as it was a repeat of the question posed to lawmakers on Saturday.

The spokesman said the government would now introduce Brexit legislation this week.

Reporting by William James, writing by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Costas Pitas

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