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Bercow suggests he will not allow another Brexit deal vote unless EU agrees further changes – as it happened

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenJohn Bercow rules out third meaningful vote without ‘substantial’ changeBercow’s ruling - Summary and snap analysisDowning Street lobby briefing - Summary 10.26pm GMT We’re going to close down this live blog now. Thanks for reading and for all of your comments. Here’s a summary of the day’s events: Related: Constitutional chaos after third vote on Brexit deal blocked 9.41pm GMT A government source has told the Press As...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, John Bercow, Bercow, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Parliament, Article 50, Brexit, Press Association


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...
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


Bercow suggests he will not allow another Brexit deal vote unless EU agrees further changes – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenJohn Bercow rules out third meaningful vote without ‘substantial’ changeDowning Street lobby briefing - Summary 5.02pm GMT This is from Robert Buckland, the solicitor general, on Bercow saying he might not allow a repeat vote on the Brexit deal. Buckland told BBC News:We are in a major constitutional crisis here.There are ways around this - a prorogation of parliament and a new session. We are talking about hours to March 29....
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Scotland, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, BBC News, Theresa May, John Bercow, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Bercow, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson


Brexit: John Bercow rules out third meaningful vote on same deal – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenJohn Bercow rules out third meaningful vote without ‘substantial’ changeDowning Street lobby briefing - Summary 4.14pm GMT The SNP’s Pete Wishart says Bercow has made a substantial ruling, and “a correct ruling”. 4.14pm GMT According to the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg, the solictor general, Robert Buckland, is saying the government may have to prorogue parliament to get round the ruling by John Bercow (because Erskine May says...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Bbc, Theresa May, John Bercow, Bercow, SNP, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Parliament, Article 50, Brexit, Laura Kuenssberg


No 10 says it won't call Brexit vote this week unless it has 'prospect of success' - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenJacob Rees-Mogg’s LBC phone-in - Summary 12.12pm GMT The European Union needs to know the next move from Westminster, before deciding on a Brexit extension, EU foreign ministers have said. Belgium’s foreign minister, Didier Reynders, said the EU was awaiting a clear signal from London: We are not against an extension in Belgium, but the problem is to do what?Of course, if it is possible to avoid a no-deal situation it would b...
Tags: Europe, Politics, London, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Belgium, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, LBC, Downing Street, Brexit, Didier Reynders, Rees Mogg


DUP backing will not secure May's Brexit deal, says Jim Wells

Senior DUP member says he believes up to 30 Conservatives will still vote against planA senior Democratic Unionist has predicted that even if the party backs Theresa May’s Brexit plan in a third Commons vote it will be defeated because of the number of Conservative rebels.Amid a final scramble by the prime minister to bring her informal coalition partners onboard before a probable vote this week, Jim Wells, a DUP member of the Northern Ireland assembly, said he believed up to 30 Tories would sti...
Tags: Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Northern Irish politics, Brexit, DUP, Democratic Unionist, Jim Wells, Democratic Unionist party (DUP


Brexit: Boris Johnson tells May to try again to get EU to change backstop - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 9.14am GMT A caller, who says he is a passionate Brexiter, says the person he listens to most on this is Nigel Farage. Farage says the deal is terrible. So MPs should continue to oppose it, he says. He says he hopes the Italians or the Hungarians will veto an article 50 extension.Rees-Mogg says he has spoken to ambassadors, and does not believe that will happen. The idea that Italy or Hungary could veto an article 50 extensi...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Hungary, Theresa May, Italy, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Nigel Farage Farage, Rees Mogg, Brexiter


May in make-or-break bid to gain DUP support for her Brexit deal

Third meaningful vote unlikely this week unless PM believes she has enough support to winTheresa May will embark on a final desperate scramble to win the Democratic Unionist party’s backing for her Brexit deal on Monday, in the hope that it could unlock parliament’s support at the third time of asking.With several prominent Brexiters, including the former work and pensions secretary Esther McVey, now willing to switch their vote and support the deal, government sources said they hoped DUP backin...
Tags: Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Philip Hammond, Article 50, Brexit, DUP, Democratic Unionist, Esther McVey, Democratic Unionist party (DUP


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...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, United Kingdom, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, Philip Hammond, Brexit, DUP, Democratic Unionist, Democratic Unionist party (DUP, European Union Contrary


Nick Boles resigns from local Conservative association over Brexit

MP who co-sponsored Cooper amendment says ‘a politician without principles is worthless’Nick Boles, the Tory MP for Grantham and Stamford, has resigned from his local Conservative association after public disagreements regarding his stance on Brexit.Boles, who has represented the constituency since 2010, has been at the head of efforts in parliament to deliver a softer exit from the EU, co-sponsoring an amendment with Labour MP Yvette Cooper in January that would have given parliament control ov...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Labour, Yvette Cooper, Brexit, Grantham, Cooper, Stamford, Nick Boles, Boles


Conservatives tell MEPs to consider election bid if Brexit deal fails

Party’s leader in European parliament says it must be prepared to field candidates The Conservative party has contacted all its MEPs to ask them to consider running for election in May if the prime minister’s Brexit deal is defeated on Tuesday.Ashley Fox, the party’s leader in the European parliament, contacted MEPs to ask them to think about their options in the event that Theresa May’s deal fails again. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Party, Article 50, European Parliament, Brexit, Ashley Fox


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...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, Northern Irish politics, Brexit, DUP, Democratic Unionist, Democratic Unionist party (DUP, UK Downing Street


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


Lidington insists cabinet united despite some voting against Brexit delay

Eight senior ministers went against government motion to extend article 50Follow today’s Brexit developments – liveDavid Lidington has insisted Theresa May’s cabinet will continue to work together “very constructively”, despite eight senior ministers, including the Brexit secretary, voting against an extension to article 50.Steve Barclay voted against a motion tabled by the government, even though he had spoken in favour of it at the dispatch box just minutes earlier. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit, David Lidington, Steve Barclay, Lidington


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...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Bbc, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Philip Hammond, Article 50, Brexit, Donald Tusk


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


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...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Philip Hammond, Article 50, Brexit, Donald Tusk


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:...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Philip Hammond, Article 50, Channel 4 News, Brexit


Brexit: MPs vote by 412 to 202 to extend article 50 until 30 June – Politics live

Majority of 210 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? 7.12pm GMT Liz Truss, the chief secretary to the Treasury, has confirmed that she voted against the government motion. That does not count as a rebellion, because it was a free vote, but one can assume that Theresa May did not find it helpful.I voted against a delay to Brexit. As a delay was pas...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Treasury, Philip Hammond, Parliament, Article 50


MPs vote against second Brexit referendum by majority of 249 – Politics live

Amendment put by former Tory MP Sarah Wollaston calling for fresh public vote is defeated by 334 votes to 85Which amendments have been chosen for the article 50 vote?MPs to vote on second referendum amendment for first time 5.17pm GMT MPs have crushed the second referendum amendment, by 334 votes to 85 - a majority of 249. 5.14pm GMT The Labour MP Wes Streeting and many of his colleagues in favour of a second referendum have written an open letter explaining why they are abstaining.Alon...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Philip Hammond, Parliament, Tory, Article 50, Sarah Wollaston


Brexit: Labour defends decision not to back second referendum amendment tonight – Politics live

Parliament will debate and vote on yet another government motion today, this time to seek an extension to article 50 Which amendments have been chosen for the article 50 vote?MPs to vote on second referendum amendment for first time 3.16pm GMT The DUP leader, Arlene Foster, has signalled her party is ready to do a deal to end the Brexit impasse, saying that the prime minister must prove only that the constitutional integrity of the UK would be preserved, my colleague Jessica Elgot reports. ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Nicola Sturgeon, SNP, Sky, Philip Hammond


Brexit: Bercow allows vote on second referendum as MPs debate extending article 50 – Politics live

Parliament will debate and vote on yet another government motion today, this time to seek an extension to article 50 Which amendments have been chosen for the article 50 vote?MPs to vote on second referendum amendment for first time 1.12pm GMT The Brexit department has published a short, two-page note setting out the thinking behind the government’s motion today. It is 1.08pm GMT Lidington says, if the UK wants to delay Brexit beyond the European elections (which take place at the end ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Bercow, Croatia, Philip Hammond, Parliament


Brexit: No 10 to give Tory MPs free vote on extending article 50 – Politics live

Parliament will debate and vote on yet another government motion today, this time to seek an extension to article 50 Full story: prime minister delivers Brexit ultimatum to MPsHow May’s Brexit deal laid bare Tory divisions‘Chaos reigns’: what the papers say 11.14am GMT In the Commons, during the business statement a few minutes ago, the Tory Brexiter Sir Edward Leigh asked for a debate on the possibility that the UK could use article 62 of the Vienna convention to exit the backstop. (See 9.4...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Vienna, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, Philip Hammond, Parliament, Article 50, Brexit


Brexit: No 10 to give Tory MPs free vote in today's debate on extending article 50 - Politics live

Parliament will debate and vote on yet another government motion today, this time to seek an extension to article 50 Full story: prime minister delivers Brexit ultimatum to MPsHow May’s Brexit deal laid bare Tory divisions‘Chaos reigns’: what the papers say 9.11am GMT Donald Tusk, the president of the European council, has just posted this on Twitter.During my consultations ahead of #EUCO, I will appeal to the EU27 to be open to a long extension if the UK finds it necessary to rethink its #B...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, Philip Hammond, Parliament, Article 50, Brexit, Donald Tusk


MPs told to pass Brexit deal by next Wednesday or face long article 50 extension - as it happened

MPs vote by 321 to 278 to rule out no deal despite government whipping Tory MPs against motion, following 312-308 win for Spelman amendmentFull story: May’s final warning to Tory rebels: back me or lose BrexitHow did each MP vote?What were the no-deal amendments?Evening summary 1.57am GMT Folks, it’s time to wrap up the blog for the night. I’ll be back in a few hours to launch a new Politics live blog, bringing you all of Thursday’s Brexit and other political news. A reminder of what’s on th...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, Philip Hammond, Salvador Dalí


Brexit: MPs told to pass deal by next Wednesday or face long article 50 extension - Politics live

MPs vote by 321 to 278 to rule out no deal despite government whipping Tory MPs against motion, following 312-308 win for Spelman amendmentHow did each MP vote?What were the no-deal amendments? 8.25pm GMT The division lists for tonight’s three votes should be on the Commons website here (although it has been crashing). 8.23pm GMT This is from Alasdair de Costa at the Institute for Government showing how cabinet ministers voted on the main motion.Five attending members of the Cabinet did ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, Philip Hammond, Pmqs


Brexit: May suffers fresh defeat as MPs rule out no deal by majority of four – Politics live

MPs vote 312-308 for Spelman amendment after May’s withdrawal-deal defeatThe no-deal amendmentsMay to vote against no dealCivil service left floundering 7.23pm GMT MPs are now voting on the Green amendment (aka the Malthouse compromise one).This is what it says.At end, add “; notes the steps taken by the government, the EU and its member states to minimise any disruption that may occur should the UK leave the EU without an agreed withdrawal agreement and proposes that the government should b...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove


Brexit: MPs debate ruling out no-deal exit from EU – Politics live

MPs will hold fresh vote on nation’s future after Theresa May’s withdrawal proposal was defeated on TuesdayWhat are the amendments to the motion to prevent no-deal Brexit?How did each MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?Civil service stressed and floundering amid Brexit paralysis 3.24pm GMT Gove says farmers would face “very, very challenging circumstances” in the event of a no-deal Brexit.He says many businesses have made the preparations they would need to be able to carry on trading with the EU ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, Philip Hammond, Dominic Grieve, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


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 TuesdayPhilip Hammond’s spring statement: follow live on our business blogHow did each MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?Civil service stressed and floundering amid Brexit paralysis 2.17pm GMT 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 pe...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, Michael Gove, Philip Hammond, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Hammond


Brexit: May makes new free vote concession ahead of no-deal debate – Politics live

Fresh vote on nation’s future comes after Theresa May’s withdrawal proposal was defeated in the Commons on TuesdayPhilip Hammond’s spring statement: follow live on our business blogHow did each MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?Civil service stressed and floundering amid Brexit paralysis 1.06pm GMT Hammond has also managed a Brexit joke. Announcing money for a new super-computer at Edinburgh University, five times faster than existing one, he says with the right algorithms, it might even be able ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Bbc, Theresa May, Labour, Edinburgh University, Philip Hammond, Tories, Article 50, Brexit



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