He faced a backlash from Tory MPs, including suggestions of showing bias, as they claimed the motion under consideration was "unamendable
A senior Downing Street source said they were "surprised" Mr Bercow permitted the division as ministers had received advice the business motion was unamendable
And Downing Street said it was "very surprised" by the Speaker's decision, as it had been advised the motion setting out the timeline for events was unamendable
. Previously, the Government had three weeks to bring forward new proposals if it is defeated in the "meaningful vote" on Tuesday, with a further vote to take place a week later.
Mr Grieve's amendment was tabled against a Government motion detailing the timetable for the Brexit deal debate, which Tory MPs argued was "unamendable
A day later Grieve secured an acceptable legal text from ministers, which was suddenly withdrawn and replaced by a provision that in case of "no deal" the House of Commons would be allowed only to debate a "take note" motion, which would be unamendable
and meaningless if the government chose to ignore it.
"So, just to be clear, we are now going to have to amend the 'unamendable
' after the agreed amendable amendment acquired a sneaky sting in the tail.
Suffrage in the Senate" is the one remaining unamendable
(4) The postwar German constitution, for example, purports to make its commitment to democracy unamendable
in case that nation is ever tempted to bring back fascism.
He or she might "expand" the Amendment topic into its Constitutional Amendment Procedure and Unamendable
Provisions subtopics, which highlight the amendment protocols built in to different constitutions.
allocation of Senate seats, the Electoral College, and other structural barriers to genuine majoritarianism remain.
This is why, he writes, the "further development of how the primary constituent power may peacefully 'resurrect' and change even unamendable
constitutional subjects" is important (p.
(157) Accepting the premise that structural Constitutional pillars arc unamendable
, (158) the fundamental ideals of secularism and nationalism are, and since their adoption in 1972 have been, immune from legislative modification.