Treasury secretary calls on Speaker to grant government second Commons vote

Any attempt by MPs to add a customs union to the government’s Brexit deal would be “procedural tricks” intended to frustrate departure, a senior minister has said, ahead of yet another potentially momentous day in parliament.

Rishi Sunak, the chief secretary to the Treasury, said the Speaker, John Bercow, should grant the government a second Commons vote on its deal on Monday, and that it would be “slightly odd” if he did not.

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