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EU Parliament president admits meeting Bercow ‘to prevent clean Brexit’

Brexiteers have been left furious after it was revealed the Speaker John Bercow held secret talks with the EU and agreed to prevent a clean break Brexit.

Addressing the European Parliament David Sassoli, its president, revealed that he had “a fruitful discussion” with Mr Bercow yesterday, while he was in London to meet with Boris Johnson.

Mr Sassoli, whose job is the equivalent of the Speaker in the House of Commons, said he “set out my view that any request for an extension should allow the British people to give its views in a referendum or an election”.

“Speaker Bercow and I were very much on the same wavelength on the importance of the respective roles of our parliaments in managing Brexit,” he said.

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