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The Liberal Democrats are looking for a leader—and their education spokesperson is favourite for the role.

Last night, House of Commons speaker John Bercow made a surprise intervention in the Brexit process, telling prime minister Theresa May that unless her deal was substantially altered, it could not be put before the Commons for a third vote.

The move was celebrated by those pushing for a second referendum (who now feel this is more likely) and by those in favour of leaving without a deal at all (since if nothing gets sorted, the UK leaves in 10 days’ time). The onus is now on May to seek significant changes to her deal.

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