Brexit: Hammond hints PM should back softer exit, saying MPs should 'map out consensus' – Politics live

MPs to have fresh vote on nation’s future after Theresa May’s withdrawal proposal was defeated on Tuesday

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This is from Guy Verhofstadt, the European parliament’s lead Brexit spokesman, commenting on an Instagram post from Donald Tusk, the European council president.

Sometimes it takes a child to put everything in perspective. What a terrible waste #Brexit is. ❤ #IamEuropean @eucopresident

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Theresa May was due to open the Brexit debate today, but Michael Gove, the environment secretary, is going to do it instead. Given the state of her voice, that’s understandable.

The Government have confirmed that @michaelgove not @theresa_may will open the no-Deal debate. @LiamFox will close. For @UKLabour it will be @Keir_Starmer and @mtpennycook

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