After Speaker of the House John Bercow’s selection of an amendment calling for a second EU referendum caused an outcry from Brexiteers, the House of Commons released this video explaining the process. According to Bercow, this is what he considers in choosing an amendment for debate and, ultimately, vote: is it orderly, does it relate to the motion’s purpose, does it have a range of support, will it help the House reach a conclusion that might be helpful in considering the motion?
How does the Speaker choose which amendments will be debated and voted on? pic.twitter.com/MXLMTmpsBS
— UK House of Commons (@HouseofCommons) March 14, 2019