Speaker of the Commons John Bercow secretly met the rebel Tory Dominic Grieve a few hours earlier, throwing away centuries of tradition to allow the MP to drive off Theresa May's Brexit plans.
The couple spoke in Mr. Bercow's pretty apartment. before the President removed the rulebook to allow the former Attorney General to present an amendment to control the Brexit by the Prime Minister, The Mail on Sunday may disclose.
Mr. Grieve, who was accused last night of mounting a & # 39; reconnecting with extraordinary events, he refused to disclose what he had discussed with Mr Bercow but insisted: "Speakers take their minds."
The Speaker of the Commons John Bercow (in the photo) secretly met the rebel Tory Dominic Grieve a few hours before allowing the vote of an amendment to the Brexit withdrawal account, it was revealed
The Dominic Grieve amendment he brought all second stop of the Prime Minister's committees in 24 hours  His amendment led to the second bar of arrest of the Prime Minister's committees in 24 hours.
Now also the n. 10 warns that the Prime Minister could be ousted as soon as Wednesday he will suffer another heavy defeat on his Brexit agreement this week
Downing Street said that a vote against her would have plunged the country into chaos – with a general election held in a few weeks, at the cost of
The bloody threats of "Armageddon" are part of the last efforts to save the agreement that Mrs May has struck with Brussels.
Now also the n. 10 warns that the prime minister (pictured) could be ousted as soon as Wednesday if he suffers another heavy defeat on his Brexit deal in this week's crunch vote
Conservative party president Brandon Lewis said the Grand Brittany was facing the paralysis of Brexit if its plan had been rejected by parliamentarians.
The rebels have been warned that forcing a defeat could lead to one of the two "nightmare scenarios". Or the pro-remaining deputies Tory join forces with Labor to force the UK to remain in a "customs union with the EU"; or Jeremy Corbyn moves to knock down Mrs. May with an immediate vote of no confidence.
In any case, it could lead to an overwhelming defeat of the general election in a few weeks unless they comply, say the whips.
Lewis told The Post on Sunday that a 'bunkering at Brexit' it will open up between those who want a second referendum, an extension of the article 50 or an agreement with Norway & # 39;
- In a growing alarm in n. 10, this newspaper can also reveal:
- The hopes are fading for important reassurances from Brussels on the hated backstop of Northern Ireland, with the interventions expected by the President of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and the President of the Council of the European Union Donald Tusk who tomorrow will probably not be at the height of the demands of the Tory rebels; 19659022] The president of the local party of Mr. Grieve was bombarded with requests to be replaced as a Deputy of Beaconsfield;
- Mr Bercow faces the threat of a "strike" action by parliamentarians, among the demands for which he is denied the custom
- The meetings of the Foreigners Crisis Office concluded that the Late Brexit is now the most probable result,
- Jeremy Corbyn's senior advisors were at war to request a postponement to Article 50, as the Labor leader said he would exhibit his vision. for the government & # 39; of Wednesday & # 39;
- The former Secretary of Brexit Dominic Raab and David Davis are planning a joint appearance on the day of voting to ask MPs to reject it
- Hi-de-Hi! star Su Pollard faced Ms. May at a Downing Street drink party on her Brexit strategy.
Mr. Grieve was spotted leaving Mr. Bercow's residence on Tuesday, the day before he joined forces with Labor, SNP and Liberal Democrats to defeat Government.
The vote means that Ms. May will now be forced to present her "Plan B" in a few days if her Brexit agreement is rejected by the municipalities, as widely expected.
Pro-Brexit MPs accused Mr. Bercow of bypassing the board of his officials and ignoring his duty to be impartial.
Mr. Grieve, who described a No-Deal Brexit as "national suicide", admitted that he visited Mr. Bercow on the eve of the tragedy but denied that he "subjugated" Mr. Bercow's spokesman confirmed that he had met Grieve, but he refused to say what was discussed, saying: "The President meets the deputies of both sides of the House and of all parties on all kinds of things.The meetings with parliamentarians are private and not We comment on them. "But the spokeswoman insisted that decisions on the amendments were made" on the day of the activity in question and made public or announced that day ".
A pro-Brexit MP told The Mail last Sunday: "This is exactly as expected: a Remainer sewn by Bercow and Grieve."
No 10 attempted to manage Tuesday's vote expectations by claiming that any defeat with less than 100 votes would be counted as a good result.
The Mail on Sunday understands that Juncker and Tusk will each send a separate letter intended to reassure parliamentarians on the aircraft carrier tomorrow.
But the correspondence will probably not be at the height of the demands of the Tory Brexit rebels, who want the EU to abandon the emergency measure altogether.
Juncker's letter will promise to "speed up" trade talks between the EU and the UK to try to avoid the controversial backstop provision ever t Meanwhile, Mr. Tusk will repeat that the other 27 countries of the EU all have a "firm determination" to have a new relationship with England by the end of 2020 to prevent the measure from coming to its mark.
add that if the agreement is not ready at that point, all European states will work to have it signed by 2021 at the latest – which means that the UK should only obscure the customs and commercial rules of the 39; EU for a further year.
former Brexit secretaries David Davis and Dominic Raab set aside weeks of snipers and managerial rivalries to reaffirm their opposition to Mrs. May's agreement in a joint Westminster event for the hard-Brexit Global Britain Group.
Tuesday: Grieve meets Bercow in his apartment. The following day: the orator accepts his killer vote
by Glen Owen for The Mail on Sunday
Seventeen Tory rebels, including Dominic Grieve (pictured), joined Labor, SNP and Liberal Democrats to defeat the government Grieve's amendment from 308 votes to 297 Wednesday
Our front page disclosure that Dominic Grieve secretly met John Bercow a few hours before the president authorized his killer amendment to add to the sense among the Brexiteers that Mr. Bercow is on a personal mission to counter the departure of the United Kingdom from the EU.
Increased pressure on Beaconsfield MP, Grieve, of his local association, to lower it – with a member who told this newspaper last night that he would "throw rotten tomatoes" if he tried to apply again .
Seventeen Tory rebels, including Mr. Grieve, joined the Labor, the SNP and the Liberal Democrats to defeat the government on the Grieve amendment of 308 votes to 297 on Wednesday – the second defeat of Commons May in 24 hours.
Means that the prime minister will be forced to submit a motion that exposes his Brexit "Plan B" within three days of the expected rejection of his agreement on Tuesday.
MPs pro-Brexit who accused Mr. Bercow of ignoring the opinion of his officials – and ignoring his duty to be impartial – will be enraged by the appearance of "collusion" between the two men.
Mr. Grieve, who described a Brexit No Deal as a "national suicide," admitted last night that he visited Mr. Bercow in his Commons apartment on the eve of the drama, but denied that he "subjugated" the president to accept his amendment.
Under fire: the speaker of the communes John Bercow (circled right) defends his controversial decision to call an amendment tabled by MP Tory Dominic Grieve (circled left)
The Ex Attorney General refused to say whether the two men had discussed how his controversial move would be handled in the Commons. He said: "He was aware of the motion, but I do not discuss private conversations.
" I often talk to the Speaker about all sorts of things. We are parliamentary colleagues from Buckinghamshire. But I'm not in the Speakers' turn. They make their minds. I presented my amendment without speaking to the speaker.
"The way the Speaker has decided to move closer to the amendment is a matter for him."
The anti-Brexit campaign of Mr. Grieve has alienated many members to his local association.
One said last night that President Santokh Chhokar had been "bombed" by letters of complaint.
He added: "We do not want him to remain as our deputy." If he tries to get up again, I will personally throw him rotten tomatoes. "
When asked if he had confidence in Mr. Grieve, Chhokar said that all related issues at the association they were private.
Countdown to coup in Commons: How Grieve and around by presenting his amendment
1. Tables of movement
Tuesday, Dominic Grieve presents his amendment that would force the Prime Minister to establish within three days of what he will do next if the significant vote does not pass this week. Its purpose is to allow parliamentarians to tell the government what they want to happen on Brexit.
2. Satisfy the speaker
Later that day, Mr. Grieve visits the speaker John Bercow in his apartment of grace and courtesy of the Commons.
3. Call vote
Wednesday, Bercow caused a stir by calling the amendment, despite the helpers telling him that it goes against the constitutional precedent.
Shortly after the vote, Mr. Grieve was involved in a furious failure with Tory vice president Chris Philp. After Philp accused him of being "irresponsible" for presenting the amendment, Mr. Grieve protested: "I'm not changing the law of the country, I'm changing procedure."
Bercow's decision to authorize the amendment also caused an angry row with the head of the government, Friar Julian Smith.
Mr. Smith confronted the Speaker on his chair and told him that his behavior was "totally out of order." He said: "You are overthrowing the previous one, challenging the opinion of the chancellor of the Chamber and trying to overthrow the result of the referendum."
Mr. Bercow responded by saying that he would not be "tyrannized" by Mr. Smith.
The local opponents of Mr. Grieve openly talk about "retiring" to his holiday home in Brittany.
The spacious and modern house is located five minutes outside the fishing village of Lanildut.
Neighbor Aude Guillermit said that Mr. Grieve and his family were there during the Christmas break. "I spoke with them and Dominic said that" the times were difficult for Britain and the Conservative Party ". Dominic's mother was French and he is a bilingual English-French speaker. It is equally at home in both languages.
"When Dominic is here, he spends a lot of time doing canoeing in the estuary and at sea, and he is also a very passionate lover."
Another neighbor, Helene Jaouen, said: "He speaks fluent French without an accent, he could be taken for a Frenchman."
Mr. Grieve said he was unaware of any call from members of the local Beaconsfield Tory association for being unselected for his actions last week and denied that he intends to retire to the next election.
A spokesman for Mr Bercow confirmed that he had met Grieve on Tuesday. He refused to say what was discussed, adding: "The meetings with parliamentarians are private and we do not comment on them."
But you insisted that decisions on the amendments were made "on the day of the activity in question and published or announced that day."
Can we suggest you to retire to this small house, Monsieur Grieve?
The Grieve family retreat in France is a modern property, purpose-built in contrast to its Breton surroundings, but offers spectacular views over a local estuary.
The house, which was completed seven years ago, includes four buildings joined in the middle, with a glazed section overlooking a wide lawn.The neighbors say that Mr. Grieve is a passionate gardener.
bolthole of the Grieve family (pictured) in France is a modern property, built specifically in contrast with its Breton surroundings
Bercow could also have "B ******* to Brexit" pinned on his swollen chest
by David Morris, Tory deputy for Morecambe and Lunesdale
I heard that my rights had been er Oded, along with those of my constituents and parliamentary colleagues, regardless of their political color, writes David Morris (pictured), Tory MP p er Morecambe and Lunesdale
There are precious few occasions that can ever justify an MP who challenges the speaker of the municipalities. But last week I unfortunately found myself doing just that. I still believe I was right to do it. "Publish it!" I screamed at John Bercow.
I was challenging our Speaker for the vote to stay clean about what advice he had received from the clerk of the communes before deciding to eliminate the established procedure and to allow a Brexit challenging vote to be taken.
I felt that my rights had been eroded, along with those of my constituents and parliamentary colleagues, whatever their political color was.
The Commons was yet to receive a clarification written by Mr. Bercow, although he claimed to have acted in our best interests by granting the amendment submitted by Dominic Grieve.
Mr. Bercow was shaking the precedents of the honored traditional Commons by creating a "one-off" rule, abandoning constitutional conventions and compromising his role as an impartial speaker. He also ignored the opinion of an expert of the City Council, Sir David Natzler, who intimately knows these rules.
Why? Well, it seems that Mr Bercow wants to do everything possible to counter the result of the referendum, allowing for another humiliating defeat for the government – without any warning
Bercow denies the claims that his car shows a "B *** *** s to the vignette of Brexit, saying that the vehicle belongs to his wife." But it could also be firmly clamped to his swollen chest on this occasion.
Speaker John Bercow speaking to the House of Commons on an amendment suggested to the Brexit withdrawal law of Wednesday, January 9
The Speaker is there to serve the Commons elected without prejudice.It should not ignore House's business and act as our teacher. It's like a cricket referee who, halfway through the game, invents a new method of dismissal to satisfy the losing party – especially if the hitter appears to be Theresa May.
The Prime Minister is trying to get a working Brexit deal in the full spirit of what people have asked for in the referendum. We all know the polarized emotions and debates, but we as a nation have voted Leave and this must be honored and delivered.
That's what Mrs May has pledged to do and now it's time for the President to support the established procedures of the Commons and not perform a & # 39; one-off & # 39; to satisfy himself. His actions did little to bring the country together and would be catastrophic if they were repeated.
This is a man who lost his right-wing principles as a Tory deputy to win the office of President in 2009 largely on the back of Labor votes.
Judging by the applause of the opposition desks last week, it seemed that he was repaying those Labor votes.
Traditionally, speakers waive their party affiliation to serve the entire home. At this important moment for the nation, it should not only be apolitical, but also bring together the parliamentarians.
Mr. Bercow indicated in 2009 that he would serve for nine years. Its self-imposed time has expired. Most of my colleagues believe they have betrayed his historic office and that the Prime Minister has denied him the traditional right offered to retired oratories. It can hardly object to breaking the precedent after having taught us last week that if past practices had never been reversed, nothing would ever change.
According to the same standards of creation of a "tantum", if Mr. Bercow should try to stand up as MP for Buckingham, the traditional privilege of the President in the session should be denied not to face the candidates of the main parties.
If Mr. Bercow tried to bend the rules this week to appear at the service of his own order or opposition, I will have no hesitation in standing up and protesting in the strongest way.
I have sworn to support the wishes of my community and of the people of our nation; a repetition of the President's actions will be considered a violation of the rights of my constituents.
But this time I suspect many of Tory's colleagues will stay with me to support our precious democracy and honor the interests of the people who voted for Brexit.  Tory MPs threaten Bercow about his peerage after "abuse of authority" in the crucial debate on Brexit
John Bercow faces the threat of mass protest by Tory MPs if he repeats his "abuse of authority" in the crucial debate Brexit this week.
The speaker was warned that over 100 MPs would resist to oppose a demonstration of "mass mistrust" of his authority.
Tory's MPs also said that Mr Bercow should be denied the traditional support of the retired president if he once again "bent" the old rules of the municipalities.
In an article for this paper, Morecambe MP David Morris claimed the threat of peerage, saying: "Most of my colleagues now feel they have betrayed his historic office.
Mr. Bercow has unleashed protests extraordinary in the Commons last week, when he was accused of shredding parliamentary procedure to allow a vote intended to tie the hands of Theresa May over Brexit.In the midst of furious scenes, the President has repeatedly accused of ignoring the opinion of an expert of 39, used by the municipalities, Sir David Natzler, to allow the vote The government lost the vote afterwards
Tory parliamentarians are threatening even stronger actions if Bercow repeats the tactics during the crucial final debates this week and votes The Prime Minister's Brexit agreement.Sources said more than 100 were ready to line up "en masse" to protest whether Mr Bercow and they call "blatant distortion" against the government.
The threat raises the prospect of the whole debate that must be suspended.  Morris, who last week stood up and challenged Mr. Bercow to publish the opinion of the errands of the communes he was bypassing, said he was ready to take part in the protest.
The deputy – a remaining voter who now supports Brexit – said: "If the President still tries to bend the rules, I will no longer hesitate to resist and protest."
Morris likened him to a cricket referee, who in the middle of the game invented a new method of dismissal to satisfy the losing party.
The Elector remains Mr Bercow has insisted that he behaved quite correctly and has always been "scrupulously loyal to Brexiteers and Remainers".