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Brexit: Three ministers resign to join 29-strong Tory revolt on indicative votes – as it happened

MPs vote by 329 to 302 for Letwin amendment, despite Theresa May saying government would not be bound by resultHow did each MP vote on the indicative votes amendment?MPs seize control by backing indicative votes amendmentTheresa May maintains carry-on-regardless Brexit strategy 1.18am GMT As not much has happened in the past hour, I’m going to close the blog by republishing my colleague Andrew Sparrow’s excellent snap analysis for those who missed it an hour or so ago. Thanks and goodnight. ...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour, Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin


Brexit: Three ministers resign to join 29-strong Tory revolt on indicative votes – live news

MPs vote by 329 to 302 for Letwin amendment, despite Theresa May saying government would not be bound by resultHow did each MP vote on the indicative votes amendment?MPs seize control by backing indicative votes amendmentTheresa May maintains carry-on-regardless Brexit strategy 12.33am GMT In the eyes of Conservative MP Nick Boles, the night has been a resounding success for parliamentary democracy.There are 329 MPs who stood up for parliamentary democracy tonight. And three heroes who resig...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour, Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin


Warning of legal limbo for 3m EU citizens living in UK after Brexit

Free movement, housing and social security rights at risk, says parliamentary reportEU citizens living in the UK would be stripped of their freedom of movement, housing and social security rights by Home Office legislation introduced to regulate immigration following Brexit, a parliamentary report has warned.Despite repeated government reassurances that their privileges will be protected, a study by the joint committee on human rights (JCHR) concludes that more than 3 million Europeans living in...
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Politics, UK news, Human rights, Sajid Javid


Brexit: Three ministers resign to join 30-strong Tory revolt on indicative votes – live news

MPs vote by 329 to 302 for Letwin amendment, despite Theresa May saying government would not be bound by resultHow did each MP vote on the indicative votes amendment?MPs seize control by backing indicative votes amendmentTheresa May maintains carry-on-regardless Brexit strategy 11.12pm GMT These are from Hannah White, deputy director of the Institute for Government.I can see that for Government tonight’s vote represents uncomfortable loss of control over Commons time but it’s NOT ACTUALLY UN...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour, Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin


MPs back indicative votes by majority of 27 to take control of Brexit process – live news

MPs vote by 329 to 302 for Letwin amendment, despite Theresa May saying government would not be bound by resultWhat are the amendments and how are MPs voting?Theresa May’s Brexit statement - Summary and analysis 10.29pm GMT Thirty Conservative MPs voted for the Letwin amendment.Here is the full list. 10.25pm GMT Here is Graeme Cowie, a Commons library clerk specialising in Brexit, on the Beckett amendment.Reminder of the Beckett amendment, which attracted much less attention than the Let...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour, Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin


MPs seize control of Brexit process by backing indicative votes amendment

Amendment giving MPs a series of votes on alternatives to May’s Brexit deal passes 329 votes to 302MPs have inflicted a fresh humiliating defeat on Theresa May, voting to seize control of the parliamentary timetable to allow backbenchers to hold a series of votes on alternatives to her Brexit deal.An amendment tabled by former Tory minister Oliver Letwin passed, by 329 votes to 302 on Monday night, as MPs expressed their exasperation at the government’s failure to set out a fresh approach. Conti...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, UK news, Politics, Article 50, House of Commons, European Union, Jeremy Corbyn


Brexit: MPs start debate on indicative votes as May hints she might reject what Commons chooses – live news

Rolling coverage including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit and MPs voting on whether parliament should take control of the processPM concedes lack of support for deal as MPs seek to take controlWhich three amendments will be voted on by MPs?Theresa May’s Brexit statement - Summary and analysis 6.43pm GMT Back in the debate Ken Clarke, the pro-European, asks Starmer if Labour will allow its MPs a free vote during the indicative votes process. He says this is what happened in 1972 ...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour


Brexit amendments: which three will be voted on by MPs?

The Speaker has chosen three Brexit amendments to be voted on by MPsFollow the day’s political developments - latest updatesAnother week, another neutral government motion on Brexit, and yet another set of amendments. Here are the amendments tabled. The Speaker, John Bercow has decided that three of them will be voted upon on Monday evening. Continue reading...
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, Politics, European Union, House of Commons, Foreign policy, Europe, UK news, World news


Theresa May: Not Enough Support For New Vote On My Brexit Deal

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May says she doesn’t have enough support to put her European Union divorce deal to a new vote in Parliament. May told Parliament Monday she regrets that Britain isn’t set to leave the EU on March 29 as originally planned. She says she is still trying to build support for her plan. Her withdrawal plan has already been defeated twice. The prime minister says she is skeptical that a series of “indicative votes” in Parliament will be able to set a clear pa...
Tags: World News, AP story, Brexit, EU, European Union, Theresa May, Summer Concepcion


PM concedes lack of support for deal as MPs seek to take control

Theresa May says she is sceptical about ‘indicative votes’ plan but edges closer to ruling out no-deal BrexitFollow all the day’s political developments - live updatesTheresa May has urged MPs not to condemn Britain to a “slow Brexit” this week, as she conceded she did not yet have the support in parliament to bring back her deal for a third meaningful vote.After gathering Brexit-backing grandees at her country retreat of Chequers on Sunday, and speaking to the DUP leader, Arlene Foster, and the...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, House of Commons, UK news, Article 50, European Union, Foreign policy, Politics


Brexit: May tells MPs she does not have enough support to win third meaningful vote – live news

Rolling coverage including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit and MPs voting on whether parliament should take control of the processGovernment could ignore indicative Brexit votes, says Liam FoxMPs poised to take control and vote on Brexit optionsToday’s amendments tabled so farBrussels confirms return of border checks under no-deal Brexit 3.40pm GMT May says this is her first address to MPs since her speech on Wednesday last week, when she blamed them for blocking Brexit.She says ...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour


MPs poised to take control and vote on Brexit options

Ministers believe Theresa May should not offer up a vote on her plan if it is not likely to passFollow all the day’s political developments - live updatesThe government has all but conceded it will lose control of parliament this week and MPs will hold a series of votes on different Brexit options, with ministers believing it would be ultimately pointless for Theresa May to offer the government’s own plan. Related: DUP rejects Theresa May's personal plea to support her deal Continue reading.....
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news


Brexit: No 10 refuses to confirm next meaningful vote will take place this week - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit and MPs voting on whether parliament should take control of the processGovernment could ignore indicative Brexit votes, says Liam FoxToday’s amendments tabled so far 1.39pm GMT Here is some on what happened at cabinet this morning.From the Times’ Francis ElliottNEW: Cabinet war-gamed general election scenarios as per Steve Barclay yesterday. "It's not just scare-mongerin...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson


Brexit supporter who egged Jeremy Corbyn admits assault charge

John Murphy, 31, hit Labour leader with egg after visit to London mosque this monthA Brexit supporter who egged Jeremy Corbyn while yelling “respect the vote” has admitted an assault charge.John Murphy hit the Labour leader with an egg after he visited a mosque in his Islington North constituency on 3 March. Continue reading...
Tags: London, UK news, Brexit, Labour, Politics, Jeremy Corbyn


Brexit: May chairs cabinet ahead of statement to MPs as calls for her resignation continue - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit and MPs voting on whether parliament should take control of the process 9.38am GMT You can read all the amendments for this evening’s Brexit debate on the Commons order paper (pdf). The main cross-party indicative votes one has been tabled by Sir Oliver Letwin, the Conservative former cabinet minister.In an interview on the Today programme he said that any votes would be...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons


Government could ignore indicative Brexit votes, says Liam Fox

International trade secretary says real choice is still between Theresa May’s deal and no dealFollow the day’s political developments - latest updatesLiam Fox has indicated the government could ignore MPs’ views from indicative Brexit votes this week if parliament’s stated choice goes against the Conservative manifesto, insisting the real choice is still between Theresa May’s deal and no deal.The international trade secretary dismissed calls for May to be ousted, or for the prime minister to off...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, Liam Fox, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson, Conservatives, Article 50, European Union, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news


Brexit: leave-backing MPs pile on pressure as May’s deal drifts away

High-stakes Chequers summit breaks up without agreementTheresa May’s prospects of getting her Brexit deal through parliament this week dramatically receded on Sunday night after a high-stakes summit with Boris Johnson and other leading hard-Brexiters at her country retreat broke up without agreement.Tory rebels present said that the prime minister repeated “all the same lines” about her deal and that nothing new emerged during the three-hour meeting, at which Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith a...
Tags: Theresa May, Brexit, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith, Dominic Raab, Michael Gove, David Lidington, Philip Hammond, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news


'England became smaller and bigger': what 'home' means in Brexit Britain

Headlong theatre company’s latest production, Acts of Resistance, plugs into people power in four communities across the countryIn the days after the EU referendum, Headlong theatre company’s artistic director Jeremy Herrin was struck by the dividing lines fracturing the UK. “It was just a massively clear exposure that the country was in disagreement,” he says, “and the old party lines – north/south, working class/middle class, Tory/Labour – all of those divides seemed to be foxed completely by ...
Tags: Theatre, Brexit, Stage, Culture, Bristol Old Vic, European Union, Europe, UK news, World news, Politics


The week ahead for Brexit: third time lucky for May?

With more than 120 MPs backing an amendment in support of indicative voting, it’s going to be a fraught five daysMany weeks have so far been billed as crunch weeks for Brexit. But with the revised departure date looming, Theresa May’s proposal looking all-but doomed and the prime minister’s own position openly questioned, the next days really do appear crucial. Here is what could happen and when. Continue reading...
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news, Theresa May, Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin, Conservatives, Labour


Brexit petition to revoke article 50 exceeds 5m signatures

Call to put brakes on UK’s EU exit is most popular petition ever on parliament websiteThe petition asking the British government to revoke article 50 and reconsider its plan to exit the European Union has passed the 5m-signature mark, following a massive demonstration in London on Saturday.As of 11pm on Sunday, 5.3m people had signed the petition, making it the most popular to have been submitted to the parliament website. The previous highest total of 4,150,260 was for a 2016 petition calling f...
Tags: Brexit, Foreign policy, Article 50, Politics, UK news, European Union, House of Commons, Europe, World news


Brexiters pile on pressure as May’s deal drifts away

High-stakes Chequers summit breaks up without agreementTheresa May’s prospects of getting her Brexit deal through parliament this week dramatically receded on Sunday night after a high-stakes summit with Boris Johnson and other leading hard-Brexiters at her country retreat broke up without agreement.Tory rebels present said that the prime minister repeated “all the same lines” about her deal and that nothing new emerged during the three-hour meeting, where Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith and ...
Tags: Theresa May, Brexit, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Iain Duncan Smith, Dominic Raab, Michael Gove, David Lidington, Philip Hammond, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news


Ministers deny plotting to oust May as Brexit rebels head for Chequers

Michael Gove and David Lidington deny claims of coup as PM meets with Johnson and Rees-MoggPhilip Hammond has admitted Theresa May’s Brexit deal may not be able to get through the Commons, as senior ministers moved to quell speculation the prime minister could be forced out within days in a cabinet revolt.With the prime minister preparing to meet a group of senior Tory rebels at her Chequers country retreat, the chancellor told Sky News’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday that Conservative colleagues were “...
Tags: Brexit, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, European Union, Article 50, Conservatives, Conservative leadership, Philip Hammond, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab, Iain Duncan Smith, Steve Barclay


Labour could fight snap election with pledge to hold second referendum

Keir Starmer says party is clear any deal should be subject to a confirmatory public voteLabour could fight a snap general election pledging to hold a public vote on any Brexit deal, Keir Starmer has said, saying the party was now clear that any deal should be subject to a confirmatory referendum.Speaking after a mass demonstration in London in support of a second vote, which was addressed by the party’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, the shadow Brexit secretary was asked if he could guarantee there...
Tags: Brexit, European Union, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, Europe, Keir Starmer, Labour, Jeremy Corbyn


‘Mr Europe’ David Lidington: the obscure remainer who could replace May

Deputy PM is mooted as interim leader, but his pro-remain record would be a problemDavid Lidington, who is mooted to take over as interim prime minister should Theresa May be ousted, may scarcely register with the general public, but within his party he is known for being on the pro-remain wing, having served as Europe minister from 2010 to 2016.That means he is at least well-versed on the subject that has torn the Conservatives apart for more than three decades and which threatens to take down ...
Tags: David Lidington, Conservative leadership, Conservatives, Theresa May, Brexit, Europe, Foreign policy, Article 50, European Union, Politics, UK news, World news


As Tory MPs plot May’s downfall, her last allies battle for her survival

Holed up in Chequers this weekend, the PM has few moves left to ensure her continuation in power – or the relevance of her dealMembers of Theresa May’s cabinet believe she will have to resign this week should she allow a shift towards a soft Brexit, with angry Tory MPs examining ways to end her premiership.The prime minister’s few remaining allies were engaged on Saturday night in a desperate battle to shore up her position, warning MPs that forcing May out would “tip the country into a general ...
Tags: Theresa May, Conservatives, Brexit, European Union, Politics, UK news


Theresa May has failed to offer sound leadership in this toxic Brexit phase | Phillip Lee

The PM has brought us to this crisis with a series of calamitous decisionsHow has it come to this? Theresa May and her husband, Philip, have long been friends of mine and I have in the past admired her sense of duty and commitment to her party and her country. So it grieves me that her stubborn choices have left both in peril.At a time when our politics needs statesmanship, not brinkmanship, when our divided people need time to heal and come back together, and when our country needs honest leade...
Tags: Theresa May, Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe


Pro-remain MPs draw up plans to vote on revoking article 50

Talks come as the number who have signed petition on parliament website to stop Brexit passes 4.6 millionPro-Remain MPs are drawing up plans for a vote on revoking article 50 as an emergency measure to stop Britain crashing out of the EU, after an online petition to cancel Brexit became the most popular ever.By Saturday night more than 4.6 million people had signed the petition on the parliament website, which states: “A People’s Vote may not happen – so vote now”. Continue reading...
Tags: Article 50, Brexit, Theresa May, UK news


Corbyn’s team split over soft Brexit

Shadow cabinet will clash this week over Norway-style deal or second referendumJeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet is set to clash again over Brexit this week, with supporters of a second referendum concerned that the Labour leadership will opt to facilitate a soft Brexit. With senior Labour figures openly calling for another public vote at the anti-Brexit march in London on Saturday, other influential MPs believe Corbyn’s inner circle is actually warming to a Norway-style Brexit that would see Brita...
Tags: Labour, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Sadiq Khan, UK news, Politics, European Union


People's vote Brexit rally draws 1 million marchers – video report

Official figures put the numbers at the people's vote Brexit march on Saturday at over 1 million. People from across the UK travelled to central London to demand a second vote on whether the UK should leave the EUAs hundreds of thousands march in London, what next for Brexit? Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Brexit, European Union, Politics, UK news, Nicola Sturgeon, Tom Watson, Labour


Corbyn’s cabinet set for another huge rift over Brexit

Commons votes will force Labour to decide between a soft Brexit or second referendumJeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet is set to clash again over Brexit this week, with supporters of a second referendum concerned that the party will opt to facilitate a soft Brexit.With senior Labour figures openly calling for another public vote at the anti-Brexit march in London yesterday, other influential MPs believe the frontbench is actually warming to a Norway-style Brexit that would see Britain leave the EU, ...
Tags: Labour, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Sadiq Khan, UK news, Politics, European Union



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