SPEAKER John Bercow has blocked Boris Johnson’s bid to bring his Brexit Bill back for another vote.

Explaining his ruling, he explained that the Government's motion on Monday afternoon was identical to the one already considered by MPs on Saturday.

Bercow told the Commons: "It's clear that the motions are in substance the same."

Over the weekend, the Prime Minister had hoped parliament would back his plan, but instead they backed former Cabinet minister Sir Oliver Letwin's bid to change the motion to withhold approval of the Brexit deal agreed between Johnson and Brussels "unless and until implementing legislation is passed".

Downing Street then decided not to have a "meaningful vote" on the amended motion. 

Bercow said that meant the matter had already been decided.

He told MPs: "After more than three hours of debate the House voted by 322 to 306 for Sir Oliver Letwin's amendment, which stated that 'this House has considered the matter but withholds approval unless and until implementing legislation is passed'."

The Prime Minister was compelled to write to the EU asking for a three-month Brexit extension. Downing Street sent two letters, one to to European Council president Donald Tusk.

The first was an unsigned photocopy of the request he was obliged to send under the Benn Act, and the second was a letter explaining why the Government did not want an extension.