ANGRY about the latest Brexit delay?

Some nationals and many on social media blamed everything on the usual candidates - speaker John Bercow and opposition MPs.

But on this occasion their focus should be on the government who scored a major own goal that is being missed.

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No thanks, we can do better A few weeks ago I wrote that it appeared to me that Prime Minister's negotiations were all too little, too late. What I didn't anticipate was that Boris Johnson would effectively use 90 per cent of Theresa May's deal, that failed to get through Parliament, and make changes to the backstop that didn't have the support of the DUP.

That got EU support so on 'Super Saturday' we were promised the moment of truth with the deal being brought to parliament. Instead all the kings horses marched up the hill, only for it to all be called off.

It came as no surprise opposition MPs would try to pass an amendment, and that it succeeded.

But the government not contesting the meaningful vote (MV) was a surprise. Had they done so, many forecast they had the numbers to get it passed.

That would have meant it would have passed with the amendment, and we would have been in a completely different place.

On Monday we had the farcical scenes of the government trying to bring it back and have the MV again. There was anger at the speaker not allowing the government to hold that vote - but that was entirely predictable, given he made exactly the same ruling on May's deal last March.

Remember the speaker was only following parliamentary procedure.

It is astonishing the government and its advisors lost focus and made such a basic error that caused further delay. It left us with the government attempting to pass all the legislation in three days as the PM desperately attempts to meet the October 31 deadline, and avoid the extension he was forced to ask for on Saturday night.

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I'm writing this column before last night's votes, so have no idea of the outcome. But all signals were, if MPs didn't back the timetable, the bill would be pulled.

In that happens extension is inevitable.

But I also have the feeling the EU will only allow the extension if there is a guarantee of a democratic event - a general election, a referendum or even both.