Bercow reacts to universal credit vote
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Bercow reacts to government Commons defeat

Commons Speaker John Bercow tells ministers they cannot pretend "they didn't lose" a Labour-inspired vote on the future of universal credit just because they chose not take part in it.

Although the outcome is not binding on ministers, he urges them to "respect" the Commons by clarifying the government's thinking on the matter sooner rather than later.

  • 18 Oct 2017