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May urges MPs to back her deal to secure Brexit delay until 22 May – Politics live

If the deal is not passed then Brexit would be delayed only until 12 April, she has agreed with EUMacron says UK heading for no deal if MPs reject May’s planCorbyn refuses to rule out revoking article 50May refuses to revoke article 50 despite 2m signing petition 12.06am GMT Here’s the snap analysis from my colleague, Heather Stewart:Notably softer tone from PM tonight after last night’s bombast - understands MPs’ frustrations; doesn’t *rule out* a longer extension, just says she “believes s...
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UK heading for no-deal Brexit if MPs reject agreement, says Macron – video

The French president has said that if British MPs reject Theresa May's withdrawal deal next week, it will 'guide everybody to a no-deal [Brexit]'. Emmanuel Macron also said the EU and the UK could agree a technical extension if the House of Commons were to vote in favour Continue reading...
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May arrives at EU summit saying UK must 'deliver Brexit' for the people - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May at the Brussels summit where EU leaders will decide whether to delay Brexit by agreeing an article 50 extension 1.06pm GMT Stefan Lofven, the Swedish prime minister, said a short article 50 extension would depend on MPs backing the Brexit deal as he arrived at the EU summit. He said:An extension would also depend upon the voting in the House of Commons because we believe it is very important that the H...
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Brexit: May's appeal to nation backfires as MPs accuse her of stoking hate - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May at the Brussels summit where EU leaders will decide whether to delay Brexit by agreeing an article 50 extension 9.12am GMT Theresa May travels to Brussels today to formally request an extension to article 50, that would delay Brexit behind Friday next week, when the UK was supposed to leave the EU. British prime ministers have often had difficult encounters with their EU counterparts over the years, bu...
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May to ask EU for Brexit extension as UK slides into political 'crisis'

PM’s spokesman refuses to say how long a delay she will request amid deepening chaosTheresa May believes the UK has slid into political crisis, her spokesman said, as he confirmed she would be writing to EU leaders to request a delay to Brexit.The prime minister’s plan to bring her Brexit deal back to parliament for a third meaningful vote, before EU leaders gathered on Thursday, was thrown into chaos on Monday, when the House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow, said parliamentary convention meant ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Article 50, Brexit, Donald Tusk


Who is Speaker John Bercow and why does he shout order?

Here's a quick refresher on who the Speaker of the House of Commons is and what he does.
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John Bercow: What's the role of a Speaker in Parliament?

Here's a quick refresher on who the Speaker of the House of Commons is and what they do.
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May could still hold another vote on her deal, says Brexit secretary

Stephen Barclay says vote possible if PM agrees terms of article 50 extension with EUToday’s latest political developments - live updatesThe Brexit secretary, Stephen Barclay, has insisted the prime minister may be able to hold another vote on her Brexit deal if she agrees the terms of an article 50 extension with the EU, believing that would satisfy the objections of the House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow.Theresa May will chair cabinet on Tuesday after she was forced to pull any immediate pl...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Bercow, Article 50, Brexit, Stephen Barclay, John Bercow Theresa May


May could still hold another vote on her deal, Brexit secretary insists

Stephen Barclay says vote possible if PM agrees terms of article 50 extension with EUToday’s latest political developments - live updatesThe Brexit secretary, Stephen Barclay, has insisted the prime minister may be able to hold another vote on her Brexit deal if she agrees the terms of an article 50 extension with the EU, believing that would satisfy the objections of House of Commons Speaker John Bercow.Theresa May will chair cabinet on Tuesday after she was forced to pull any immediate plans f...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Bercow, Article 50, Brexit, Stephen Barclay, John Bercow Theresa May


UK aims to salvage Brexit deal as EU says: make up your mind

LONDON (AP) — The British government was preparing Tuesday to ask the European Union for a delay of at least several months to Brexit after the speaker of the House of Commons ruled that Prime Minister Theresa May cannot keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same divorce deal that they have already rejected twice. […]
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Brexit: constitutional chaos after third vote on deal blocked

Prime minister likely to have to request long article 50 extension after Bercow intervenesTheresa May’s government has been plunged into constitutional chaos after the Speaker blocked the prime minister from asking MPs to vote on her Brexit deal for a third time unless it had fundamentally changed.With 11 days to go until Britain is due to leave the EU, May was forced to pull her plans for another meaningful vote because John Bercow said she could not ask MPs to pass the same deal, after they r...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Bercow, Article 50, Brexit, Commons Speaker


UK speaker John Bercow blocks Brexit vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May's will not be able to bring her beleaguered Brexit withdrawal bill back to parliament for a third vote in its current form, the Speaker of Britain's House of Commons, John Bercow, said on Monday.
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Constitutional chaos after third vote on Brexit deal blocked

PM likely to have to request long article 50 extension after Bercow intervenesTheresa May’s government has been plunged into constitutional chaos after the Speaker blocked the prime minister from asking MPs to vote on her Brexit deal for a third time unless it had fundamentally changed.With 11 days to go until Britain is due to leave the EU, May was forced to pull her plans for another meaningful vote because John Bercow said she could not ask MPs to pass the same deal, after they rejected it t...
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UK Speaker Deals Potentially Fatal Blow To Theresa May’s Ailing Brexit Deal

LONDON (AP) — The speaker of Britain’s House of Commons dealt a potentially fatal blow to Prime Minister Theresa May’s ailing Brexit deal on Monday, saying the government couldn’t keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same deal they have already rejected twice. The government intended to try a third time to get lawmakers to back the deal, ideally before May joins EU leaders Thursday at a Brussels summit where she is set to ask the bloc to postpone Britain’s departure. May has warned opponents t...
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John Bercow Warns Theresa May She Cannot Hold 3rd Vote on Same Brexit Plan

The speaker of the House of Commons in the British Parliament has ruled out a third vote on Theresa May’s plan unless it is substantially different from the previous two.
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UK Speaker John Bercow blocks more votes on unchanged Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May's will not be able to bring her beleaguered Brexit withdrawal bill back to parliament for a third vote in its current form, the Speaker of Britain's House of Commons, John Bercow, said on Monday.
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Brexit: John Bercow rules out third meaningful vote on same deal

Speaker says PM cannot bring back deal to parliament without substantial changesToday’s latest political developments - live updatesThe House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow, has said the government cannot bring back the meaningful vote again to parliament unless there has been substantial change to the Brexit deal.In a shock move likely to infuriate the prime minister, the Speaker said the House of Commons was “being repeatedly asked to pronounce” on the same question. Continue reading...
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Fiona Onasanya makes video appeal to voters to keep her as their MP

Convicted Peterborough MP issues plea before petition opens to force byelectionFiona Onasanya, the MP who was jailed for lying repeatedly to avoid a speeding ticket, has pleaded with her constituents to return her to parliament.A petition to force a byelection opens on Tuesday. Before its release Onasanya posted a video message online asking voters in Peterborough to ignore “media spin” and continued to maintain her innocence. Continue reading...
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UK government hopes to go ahead with Brexit vote on Tuesday if numbers there: Hunt

Britain's government will only hold another meaningful vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal on Tuesday if it is certain that the divided House of Commons would back it at a third attempt, the foreign minister said. Jeremy Hunt, in Brussels for talks with his EU peers, told journalists on Monday when asked if the vote would take place the following day: "We hope it will. Hunt said there were "cautious signs of encouragement" that May's deal could go through.
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Pressure Mounts on Tory Lawmakers to Back Brexit Deal

A growing number of Tories are now backing the prime minister’s agreement, he said, and the deal will only be put to another vote in the House of Commons this week if the government is confident of victory. The deal was defeated for the second time on Tuesday, and persuading opponents to switch their vote is “a work in progress,” Hammond said. “What’s happened since last Tuesday is a significant number of colleagues have changed their view on this, and decided the alternatives are so unpalatab...
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DUP denies seeking cash in return for supporting Brexit deal

Party in talks with government over potentially voting for Theresa May’s deal next weekThe Democratic Unionist party (DUP) has again denied that it is seeking financial incentives from the government in return for its support for the Brexit deal when it returns to the House of Commons next week.A spokesman for the party said: “We are in discussions with the government to ensure Northern Ireland is not separated out from the rest of the United Kingdom as we leave the European Union. Contrary to s...
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Brexit: ministers trying to win over DUP in talks on legal guarantees

Discussions likely to cover role of Northern Ireland assembly if Irish backstop were usedThe Democratic Unionist party is to continue intensive talks to try to reach an agreement to allow it to back Theresa May’s Brexit deal, with discussions focusing on domestic legal guarantees that Northern Ireland will have no regulatory divergence with the rest of the UK.Downing Street is hopeful that the support of the DUP is key to unlocking the backing of many Conservative Brexiters when May brings her d...
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Ministers in talks with DUP in attempt to win backing for Brexit deal

Discussions likely to cover role of Northern Ireland assembly if Irish backstop were usedFollow the latest political developments – liveThe Democratic Unionist party is locked in intensive talks to try to reach an agreement to allow it to back Theresa May’s Brexit deal, including with the attorney general, Geoffrey Cox, and the chancellor, Philip Hammond.Downing Street is convinced the support of the DUP is key to unlocking the backing of many Conservative Brexiters when May brings her deal to t...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, Philip Hammond, Northern Irish politics, Downing Street, Brexit, DUP, Democratic Unionist party, Democratic Unionist party (DUP, Geoffrey Cox


'Painful intrusion of reality': European press view on possible Brexit delay

Papers say May preparing for ‘third time lucky’ vote and nothing can be predictedAfter the chaos, contradictions and incompetence, European media have spotted a glimmer of light at the end of the Brexit tunnel. On past form, of course, it will soon be extinguished, but the endgame seems – at least for now – to be approaching.“At long last, MPs now have to decide where they stand,” said Die Zeit in Germany after the Commons voted in favour of a short extension to article 50 on Thursday evening, h...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Media, Germany, European Union, UK News, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Article 50, Brexit, Die Zeit


MPs back Brexit delay as votes lay bare cabinet divisions

MPs vote overwhelmingly to request extension to article 50 – but eight ministers vote against motionBrexit is set to be delayed by at least three months, after parliament opted overwhelmingly to request an extension to article 50 on another day of divisive votes that exposed the split in Theresa May’s fractured cabinet.The prime minister is now expected to bring her twice-defeated Brexit deal back to parliament on Tuesday, after she narrowly retained control of the next steps of the process. Con...
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Brexit: More Labour resignations over second referendum vote – as it happened

Junior ministers leave after voting against amendment when they had been ordered to abstainHow would an extension to article 50 work?How did each MP vote in this week’s Brexit motions? 11.28pm GMT We’re closing this live blog down now. Thanks for reading and commenting. Here’s a summary of the day’s events: Related: MPs back Brexit delay as votes lay bare cabinet divisions 11.08pm GMT The decision to suspend Steel was taken by the party in Scotland, Vince Cable has told the BBC’s News...
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Brexit: More Labour resignations over second referendum vote – Politics live

Junior ministers leave after voting against amendment when they had been ordered to abstainHow would an extension to article 50 work?How did each MP vote in this week’s Brexit motions? 10.11pm GMT Lewell-Buck was the shadow minister for children and families, Madders was a shadow health minister and Fovargue was a shadow education minister.Sad to hear the news that @EmmaLewellBuck has resigned from our Shadow Education team. Emma was a superb Shadow Minister for Children&Families and worked ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Philip Hammond, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Tusk


Brexiteers locked in high-stakes alliance with EU Remainers

In opposing Prime Minister Theresa May's EU divorce deal even after MPs voted to delay Britain's departure, hardline Brexiteers are now locked in a high-stakes alliance with those out to stop the process entirely. Remainers and Brexiteer Leavers alike declared victory on Tuesday when the House of Commons overwhelmingly rejected May's EU withdrawal agreement for a second time. May will bring her divorce deal before parliament for a third time next week -- possibly the last chance Brexiteers wil...
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Brexit: Cable to step down as Lib Dem leader to make way for next generation – Politics live

Majority of 211 for government motion means Theresa May will now seek extension from EU for departure dateHow would an extension to article 50 work?How did each MP vote in this week’s Brexit motions? 9.23pm GMT Cable’s departure in May as leader will trigger a 12-week contest. He has said:I wanted to set it out so that there’s an orderly process of succession and the next generation can come through rather than chaotic power struggles you’re seeing inside the Tory party and Labour party so I...
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Brexit: MPs vote by 413 to 202 to extend article 50 until 30 June – Politics live

Majority of 211 for government motion means Theresa May will now seek extension from EU for departure dateHow would an extension to article 50 work?How did each MP vote in this week’s Brexit motions? 7.57pm GMT The health secretary, Matt Hancock, who voted for the delay, has nevertheless told Channel 4 News it would be a “disaster” to have a long extension if the EU insisted on a Brexit delay of around two years.I think people want to get on with this. There are now two options on the table:...
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