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May will stick to Brexit 'principles' in cross-party talks, says No 10

Spokesman says PM will not change her stance on customs union or second referendumFollow all the latest Brexit news – politics liveDowning Street has again insisted the prime minister is determined to stick to her Brexit “principles”, including rejecting a customs union and a second referendum, as she embarks on cross-party talks to try to salvage her Brexit deal.With the clock running down to Brexit day on 29 March, May was holding a series of talks on Thursday, which kicked off with the Green ...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Caroline Lucas, Brexit


Brexit: MPs to debate and vote on Brexit 'plan B' options on Tuesday 29 January - Politics live

Labour leader says he won’t meet with prime minister until she takes no-deal Brexit off the table, after May narrowly win no-confidence vote in parliamentFull report: May survives vote but Britain remains in Brexit deadlock 11.20am GMT Corbyn says Hastings it the town the inspired the writing of the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. It is a book that inspired him, he says, and a generation of people to look at the world differently. 11.13am GMT Jeremy Corbyn is just about to start giving...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Nicola Sturgeon, Tony Blair, Green Party, Caroline Lucas, Article 50, Brexit


Labour frontbench back Corbyn in boycotting Brexit talks until May rules out no deal – Politics live

Labour leader says he won’t meet with prime minister until she takes no-deal Brexit off the table, after May narrowly win no-confidence vote in parliamentFull report: May survives vote but Britain remains in Brexit deadlock 10.17am GMT Last night Nick Boles, the Conservative MP who has tabled a bill intended to ensure MPs can vote to prevent a no-deal Brexit happening in 2019, has admitted that he will have to change it. Under the original plan, if the Commons fails to pass a Brexit deal by ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, Conservative, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Nicola Sturgeon, Tony Blair, Parliament, Article 50


Brexit deadlock as Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn set red lines – live

Labour leader says he won’t meet with prime minister until she takes no-deal Brexit off the table, after May narrowly win no-confidence vote in parliamentFull report: May survives vote but Britain remains in Brexit deadlock 6.10am GMT Good morning and welcome to the politics live blog as well follow the twists and turns of UK politics.Well, she may have survived the no-confidence vote yesterday, but Theresa May is by no means out of the woods. The PM has to present a new (“Plan B”) Brexit de...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


May calls on MPs from all parties to 'put self-interest aside' – as it happened

Government defeats Labour’s no-confidence motion with 325 to 306 votes amid uncertainty over next stepsFull story: Theresa May’s government survives voteObsession, vanity or grit: what makes May tick?How did your MP vote?Extracts from Tom Watson’s damning speech on MayEvening summary 12.56am GMT We’re going to wrap things up, folks. Thank you for following along. Andrew Sparrow will be back in the morning to shepherd us all through the day’s political happenings. Until then, thanks for readi...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Normandy, Tom Watson, Michael Gove, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


Brexit: May calls on MPs from all parties to 'put self-interest aside' – Politics live

Government defeats Labour’s no-confidence motion with 325 to 306 votes amid uncertainty over next stepsFull story: Theresa May’s government survives voteObsession, vanity or grit: what makes May tick?How did your MP vote?Extracts from Tom Watson’s damning speech on MayEvening summary 10.25pm GMT Here are some takes on Theresa May’s statement:How many times has @theresa_may sworn blind her Brexit deal is only one on offer from EU? Well tonight she confirmed she will talk to all party leaders,...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Bbc, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tom Watson, Michael Gove, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


Labour rebuffs May offer of plan B Brexit talks after no-confidence motion fails – Politics live

Government defeats Labour’s no-confidence motion with 325 to 306 votes amid uncertainty over next stepsFull story: Theresa May’s government survives voteObsession, vanity or grit: what makes May tick?How did your MP vote?Extracts from Tom Watson’s damning speech on MayEvening summary 9.22pm GMT A Number 10 spokeswoman has confirmed that Theresa May is to make a statement in Downing Street at 10pm. 9.18pm GMT The Scottish National Party has called on Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to supp...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Scotland, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tom Watson, Michael Gove, SNP, Downing Street, Article 50


May keen to start alternative Brexit talks after no-confidence motion fails – Politics live

Government defeats Labour’s no-confidence motion with 325 to 306 votes amid uncertainty over next stepsFull story: Theresa May’s government survives voteObsession, vanity or grit: what makes May tick?How did your MP vote?Extracts from Tom Watson’s damning speech on MayEvening summary 8.24pm GMT Christopher Hope, The Telegraph’s chief political correspondent, has tweeted:LATEST on Brexit chaos: Jeremy Corbyn is now refusing to meet for substantive talks with Theresa May unless she takes "no d...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tom Watson, Michael Gove, Telegraph, Article 50, Brexit, Press Association, Jeremy Corbyn


Brexit: May's government defeats no-confidence motion by 325 to 306 votes – Politics live

Government survives Labour’s no-confidence vote amid uncertainty over next Brexit stepsJeremy Corbyn urges vote to oust ‘zombie government’Cross-party talks: No 10 rules out customs union membershipExplained: how a no-confidence motion worksOpening of no confidence debate - SummaryPMQs - Snap verdict 7.23pm GMT Tom Watson’s speech was one of the most gently damning anyone has delivered about Theresa May since she became prime minister. Here are some key extracts.First let me say very clearly...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tom Watson, Ed Davey, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn, Andrea Leadsom


Markets expect Brexit to be delayed, Bank of England governor says

Rebound of pound after the vote shows investors believe process could be extendedInvestors expect a delay to Britain’s exit from the EU following the crushing defeat of the prime minister’s Brexit deal, the Bank of England governor has said.Mark Carney said the reaction of financial markets in the wake of the vote showed a degree of confidence that a no-deal Brexit was unlikely on 29 March. The pound bounced back against the dollar on Tuesday night amid optimism that article 50 would be prolonge...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Eu, Bank Of England, Mark Carney, European Union, UK News, Britain, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit


Brexit: MPs debate no-confidence motion after May's deal defeat – Politics live

Parliament to debate Labour no-confidence motion after resounding loss that gives May just days to present a fresh vision for EU withdrawalHow did your MP vote on the Brexit deal?Explained: how a no-confidence motion worksThe noes tweeted it: which MPs can you spot in the division lobbies? 1.17pm GMT Corbyn says it was shocking that the Labour MP Tulip Siddiq had to vote last night despite being heavily pregnant. Anna Soubry, a Conservative, makes a point of order. Was Siddiq offered a pair?...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, Conservative, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Parliament, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Anna Soubry


Brexit: May faces Corbyn at PMQs ahead of no-confidence vote – Politics live

Parliament to debate Labour no-confidence motion after Brexit deal defeat that gives May just days to present a fresh vision for EU withdrawalHow did your MP vote on the Brexit deal?Explained: how a no-confidence motion worksThe noes tweeted it: which MPs can you spot in the division lobbies? 12.21pm GMT Jeremy Lefroy, a Conservative, says the government has committed vast amounts of money to the NHS. But can May look at home money is allocated to CCGs [clinical commissioning groups].May say...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, Conservative, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, NHS, Labour, SNP, Westminster, Parliament, Article 50


Brexit: May's plan for cross-party talks under fire as MPs condemn her for sidelining Corbyn - Politics live

Parliament to debate Labour no-confidence motion after Brexit deal defeat that gives May just days to present a fresh vision for EU withdrawalTheresa May suffers historic defeat as Tories turn against herHow did your MP vote?How does a no-confidence motion work? 9.00am GMT Good morning. I’m Andrew Sparrow, taking over from Matthew Weaver.The Andrea Leadsom Today programme interview, in which she played down the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn being included in the cross-party talks on an alternati...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tories, Parliament, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, BBC Radio


Brexit vote: Theresa May faces no-confidence vote after crushing defeat - live updates

Parliament to debate Labour no-confidence motion after Brexit deal defeat that gives May just days to present a fresh vision for EU withdrawalTheresa May suffers historic defeat as Tories turn against her 6.16am GMT In case you’re wondering what former prime minister of Australia Tony Abbott, thinks of the day’s Brexit events, he has tweeted to let you know, asking “What’s wrong with no deal?”The self-described Anglophile, who studied at Oxford and began his own downfall in Australian public...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Politics, UK, Australia, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tony Abbott, Oxford, Parliament, Article 50


'Brextinct': front pages on Wednesday after May's Brexit vote defeat

The papers focus on the historic margin of the rejection, while looking ahead to the no-confidence voteBrexit deal full report: Theresa May suffers historic defeatThe vote arrived in time for editors to fashion their front pages and the results are not good for Theresa May.The Sun has gone all-out, delivering a classic. “Brextinct”, is its headline and they have pasted May’s face onto a dodo. Presumably the headline intends to speak to the prime minister’s tenure as much as her deal. Continue re...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Media, European Union, UK News, Newspapers & magazines, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Theresa May The Sun


May suffers heaviest parliamentary defeat of a British PM in the democratic era

MPs vote down EU withdrawal agreement in resounding defeat for prime ministerBrexit deal full report: Theresa May suffers historic defeatHow did your MP vote?How does a no-confidence motion work, and what’s next for May?Theresa May has sustained the heaviest parliamentary defeat of any British prime minister in the democratic era after MPs rejected her Brexit deal by a resounding majority of 230. Related: Brexit vote: May faces historic defeat as deal's fate looms – Politics live Continue rea...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Brexit


Brexit vote: Jeremy Corbyn tables no-confidence motion after May defeat – Politics live

Prime minister’s Brexit deal is lost by 432 votes to 202Theresa May loses Brexit deal vote by majority of 230How did your MP vote?How does a no-confidence motion work, and what’s next for May?Evening summary 11.14pm GMT Earlier, we made brief mention of the reaction of the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker. Here’s his full statement:I take note with regret of the outcome of the vote in the House of Commons this evening. On the EU side, the process of ratification of the with...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Cbi, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, United Kingdom, House Of Commons, Michael Gove, Jean Claude Juncker, Philip Hammond, Brexit


Donald Tusk says Brexit deal looks impossible

European council chief hints at UK staying in EU after MPs vote down Theresa May’s dealFollow the latest developments - live!What happens next?Donald Tusk has made a thinly veiled call for the UK to stay in the EU, suggesting the prime minister’s historic loss in parliament left a deal looking “impossible”.As the scale of the defeat was announced, the president of the European council called for Theresa May to urgently clarify her next move. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Poland, Leo Varadkar, Brexit


Brexit vote: Corbyn tables no-confidence motion after May defeat – Politics live

Prime minister’s Brexit deal is lost by 432 votes to 202Theresa May loses Brexit deal vote by majority of 230How did your MP vote?After May’s landmark defeat, what happens now? 9.21pm GMT Business leaders are unanimous in their dismay at the vote and the prospect of leaving the EU without a deal.The Federation of Small Businesses said many of its members would struggle to survive should deadlock in parliament lead to the country crashing out of the EU.Small business confidence has plummeted ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Bbc, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, Michael Gove, Jean-claude Juncker, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Brexit


Brexit amendment that might have limited PM's losses is rejected

Speaker fails to select backbench Tory amendment calling for backstop time limitFollow the latest political developments - live updatesA backbench Tory amendment to Theresa May’s Brexit deal that Downing Street had hoped could limit the extent of her likely losses on the key vote has not been selected by the Speaker, John Bercow, meaning MPs will not get a chance to express their view on it.The amendment, tabled by the Conservative MP Andrew Murrison and backed by 29 of his colleagues, called fo...
Tags: Politics, Conservative, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Brexit, Commons Speaker, Andrew Murrison


No-deal Brexit: Poland and Czech Republic to allow Britons to stay if UK crashes out

Emergency laws being written to enable Britons to remain and work in the two countries in event of no-deal BrexitTwo more European Union states, Poland and the Czech Republic, have said they are preparing emergency laws to allow Britons to stay to work in their countries legally in the event of a no-deal Brexit.The Czechs say their draft law will mean the estimated 8,000 Britons living in the country are exempt from normal immigration laws until the end of the December 2020. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Czech Republic, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Poland, Brexit


Can you get May's Brexit deal through parliament?

Use our simulator to see what happens when each of the various tribes chooses to back the prime minister, to reject her bill or to abstain. Can you assemble a parliamentary majority?Photo credits: Reuters, AP, AFP/Getty images, PA Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Brexit, Reuters


May faces crushing Brexit defeat despite last-minute plea to MPs

Prime minister urges MPs to give her plan a second look on eve of crunch vote on withdrawal agreementTheresa May appears to be on course for a crushing defeat in the House of Commons as Britain’s bitterly divided MPs prepare to give their verdict on her Brexit deal in the “meaningful vote” on Tuesday.With Downing Street all but resigned to losing by a significant margin, Guardian analysis pointed to a majority of more than 200 MPs against the prime minister. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, European Union, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


Brexit T-shirts: artist Jeremy Deller sums up in two words what millions are thinking

Deller’s sweary protest T-shirts are a welcome blast of humour into the stagnant Brexit debateWhen I was a teenager in the 80s, we all had badges – “Don’t blame me, I voted Labour” badges, and “Protest and survive” badges (an anti-nuclear slogan, riffing on the government information films, Protect and Survive), and badges with a great big smiling sun on them, the beginning of climate consciousness. (My cousin once pulled a policeman in a nightclub, and when she put her coat on and he saw the ba...
Tags: Politics, New York, Protest, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Art and design, Article 50, Jeremy Deller, Brexit, Anti Trump, Deller


‘I don’t trust the government to look after me or my dog’: meet the Brexit stockpilers

Some people are stockpiling food, medicine and even pet treats in anticipation of mass shortages after a no-deal Brexit. Are they overreacting, or should we be following their example?Jo Elgarf doesn’t look like you would imagine a prepper to look. She’s not a swivel-eyed libertarian, camouflaged and armed to the eyeballs, crawling around the woods in Montana, skinning a squirrel for breakfast and fuelling up for the apocalypse. She lives with her husband and three young children in a sleepy sub...
Tags: Food, Europe, Politics, Montana, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Drugs policy, Article 50, Brexit, Brexit Continue, Brexit Facebook, London Elgarf


Theresa May's Brexit deal unlikely to pass, says Liam Fox

Minister urges MPs to back deal because blocking Brexit would be ‘political disaster’Follow the latest political developments - live updatesTheresa May is unlikely to have her deal passed on Tuesday, a senior member of her cabinet has admitted, as EU officials warned that a letter of assurances on the Irish backstop due to be unveiled on Monday contains nothing new.In a statement to the Commons on Monday afternoon, the prime minister will try to win round MPs to her deal by publishing correspond...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Jean-claude Juncker, Liam Fox, Brexit, Donald Tusk


Has the Brexit vote saved London tenants £1,800 pa in rent?

Rent rises 3% lower than forecast partly due to fewer EU migrants and price-out Londoners moving out, says Zoopla Tenants in London have saved as much as £1,800 in rent as a result of the Brexit referendum in 2016, according to an analysis of more than 100,000 rental properties listed on the Zoopla property website.Rent price growth in London is almost 3% lower than the projected rate of growth since the EU referendum announcement, leaving tenants with more money at the end of the month. Continu...
Tags: Europe, Politics, London, Money, Housing, Eu, European Union, Communities, Society, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Property, Renting Property, Article 50, Brexit


Justin Welby: no-deal Brexit would harm poorest people in UK

Archbishop of Canterbury says he prays every day for Theresa May and other politicians The archbishop of Canterbury has said a no-deal Brexit would hit the poorest and most vulnerable people in the UK.Justin Welby also said he was praying for Theresa May and other politicians at the start of what is expected to be one of the most tumultuous weeks in recent parliamentary history. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Religion, European Union, UK News, World news, Poverty, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Social exclusion, Christianity, Justin Welby, Anglicanism, Canterbury, Brexit


'Cornish embassy' would continue to represent county in EU

Council tenders for contract for continued operations of an office in Brussels after BrexitThe clock might be ticking to Brexit on 29 March, but even if Britain leaves the EU on that date, a “Cornish embassy” will continue to speak out in Brussels.Cornwall council is tendering for a contract for the continued operations of an office in the city “to support our efforts to define our place within the new UK/EU relationship”. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Cornwall, Brussels, Brexit, UK EU, Cornish, Brussels Cornwall


What does the week ahead hold for the Brexit debate?

It’s a crucial juncture for all sides as MPs prepare to vote on Theresa May’s dealThe European Union is expected to publish a letter of clarification emphasising that any use of the Northern Ireland backstop designed to keep the land border open would only ever be temporary, although it will be a surprise if it makes much difference to the Commons arithmetic. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, Article 50, Brexit, Democratic Unionist party (DUP



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