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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...
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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


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


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...
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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...
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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...
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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 vote: Gove tells Tories they can 'improve' outcome if May's deal passed - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the final day of the debate on Theresa May’s Brexit deal, and the votes, with the PM facing a historic, crushing defeat 9.11am GMT “To govern is to choose,” the French prime minister Pierre Mendes-France once famously said, and today the UK faces the most important choice moment since it voted to leave the European Union almost three years ago. But tonight we expected to find that what parliament chooses doesn’t match what the government has already chosen. And both the l...
Tags: Politics, UK, France, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, Michael Gove, Hilary Benn, Jon Snow, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Gove


Brexit: Theresa May urges MPs to 'take a second look' at her deal – Politics live

Tory whip Gareth Johnson has resigned, saying he cannot support May’s deal in Tuesday’s voteTheresa May refuses to rule out Brexit article 50 extensionEU rejects Irish backstop time limit but backs technological solutionMay’s Brexit speech and Q&A: summary 5.09pm GMT Mark Francois, a Tory Brexiter, says the withdrawal agreement will be an international agreement that will outrank any UK legislation. He asks May to confirm that the Tusk/Juncker letter does not over-rule the treaty. It is a sm...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, Northern Ireland, Devolution, Jean-claude Juncker, Northern Irish politics, Liam Fox, Emily Thornberry, Dominic Grieve, Keir Starmer


Brexit: Fox claims no deal 'survivable' as May launches last-minute bid to rescue her deal - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s Brexit speech, and her statement to MPs 10.25am GMT Downing Street released overnight some extracts from the speech Theresa May will give later this morning. Here are the highlights.In June 2016, the British people were asked by MPs to take a decision: should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or should it leave?In that campaign, both sides disagreed on many things, but on one t...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Fox, Theresa May, Labour, United Kingdom, Tories, Liam Fox, Dominic Grieve, Brexit, Joe Oliver, Stephen Bush, Brexit Tories


Taking back control? Brexit seems to offer exactly the opposite

Parliament is trapped in gridlock and as deeply divided as the country over Brexit, while on the streets and in the House the rancour is getting ever louderTowards the end of the Channel 4 drama Brexit: The Uncivil War which was broadcast last Monday evening, the leaders of the rival Remain and Leave campaigns meet in a central London bar. By coincidence Craig Oliver, David Cameron’s then director of communications, and Dominic Cummings, director of Vote Leave and inventor of the slogan “take ba...
Tags: Politics, London, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Labour, House, House Of Commons, John Bercow, West Yorkshire, Parliament, Article 50, Brexit, Oliver, Cummings, Dominic Cummings


Labour set to call vote to topple Theresa May’s government

Opposition MPs told to get set for no-confidence vote as top Tories admit they see no hope for the prime minister’s Brexit dealLabour MPs have been told to prepare for Jeremy Corbyn to table a dramatic and immediate vote of no confidence in Theresa May’s government as early as Tuesday evening in an attempt to force a general election if – as expected – she suffers a heavy defeat this week on her Brexit deal.Messages have been sent to Labour MPs, even those who are unwell, to ensure their presenc...
Tags: Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tories, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


Grayling claim Brexit block could boost far right is 'gutter politics'

MPs accuse transport secretary of dangerous scaremongering in attempt to prop up PM’s dealChris Grayling’s claim that blocking Brexit could lead to a rise in far-right extremism is dangerous scaremongering and a desperate attempt to shore up the prime minister’s Brexit deal, campaigners and MPs have said.The transport secretary told the Daily Mail that Britain would become a less tolerant and more nationalistic society if it failed to leave the EU. He said reversing the referendum result would r...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Daily Mail, Theresa May, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Chris Grayling, The far right, Brexit


Grayling claim that no Brexit could boost far right is 'gutter politics'

MPs accuse transport secretary of dangerous scaremongering in attempt to prop up PM’s dealChris Grayling’s claim that blocking Brexit could lead to a rise in far-right extremism is dangerous scaremongering and a desperate attempt to shore up the prime minister’s Brexit deal, campaigners and MPs have said.The transport secretary told the Daily Mail that Britain would become a less tolerant and more nationalistic society if it failed to leave the EU. He said reversing the referendum result would r...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Daily Mail, Theresa May, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Chris Grayling, The far right, Brexit, Grayling


Grayling under fire for claim blocking Brexit could boost far right

Minister’s critics accuse him of ‘dangerous scaremongering’ to prop up PM’s dealChris Grayling’s claim that blocking Brexit could lead to a rise in far-right extremism is dangerous scaremongering and a desperate attempt to shore up the prime minister’s Brexit deal, campaigners and MPs have said.The transport secretary told the Daily Mail that Britain would become a less tolerant and more nationalistic society if it failed to leave the EU. He said reversing the referendum result would result in t...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Daily Mail, Theresa May, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Chris Grayling, The far right, Brexit


'People's vote': backers bide their time to force Labour's hand

Campaigners believe best moment to win over Corbyn will come after Commons voteBacking for a second Brexit referendum in parliament is unlikely to be tested until after next week’s meaningful vote, as campaigners weigh up the best moment to try to win over the Labour leadership.The Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston has scrapped plans to table a “doctors’ amendment” calling for the public to be allowed to exercise “informed consent” about Theresa May’s deal. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Conservative, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, Sarah Wollaston, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn


Brexit: Japanese PM tells May 'whole world' wants her to avoid no deal - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit speech, Theresa May’s press conference, and day two of the resumed Brexit debateNo 10 reaches out to Labour by welcoming workers’ rights amendmentWhat Mann workers’ rights amendment would actually achieveCorbyn says Labour may delay Brexit if it wins snap electionCorbyn’s Brexit speech - Summary and analysisJapanese PM says ‘whole world’ wants UK to avoid no-deal Brexit 5.12pm GMT Here is th...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Shinzo Abe, Theresa May, Labour, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Greg Clark, Theresa


Brexit: Corbyn downplays suggestions he will table no confidence motion next week - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit speech, Theresa May’s press conference, and day two of the resumed Brexit debateBrexit plan B debate will last only 90 minutes, says No 10No 10 reaches out to Labour by welcoming workers’ rights amendmentCorbyn says Labour may delay Brexit if it wins snap electionCorbyn’s Brexit speech - Summary and analysis 3.12pm GMT Eurotunnel has accused the government of “distortionary and anti-competit...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Labour, Chris Grayling, Eurotunnel, Financial Times, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Department For Transport


Jeremy Corbyn delivers speech on Brexit - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit speech, Theresa May’s press conference, and day two of the resumed Brexit debate 11.19am GMT Jeremy Corbyn is speaking now.He thanks Laura Pidcock for her introduction. And he welcomes Richard Burgon, the shadow justice secretary, who is also here. And he said Burgon did well in his media interviews this morning - so well that the Tories have gone into overdrive attacking him, he says. 11.1...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, Tories, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Greg Clark, Wakefield, Richard Burgon, Burgon, Laura Pidcock


Brexit: Government reaches out to Labour by welcoming workers' rights amendment - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit speech, Theresa May’s press conference, and day two of the resumed Brexit debate 10.10am GMT Greg Clark, the business secretary, has been giving a series of interviews this morning, and he has also written an article for Politico Europe. As well as signalling that the government will support the John Mann workers’ rights amendment (see 9.20am), here are the other points he has been making.Pa...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, House, Sky News, Parliament, John Mann, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Greg Clark, Clark, As the Daily Mirror


Corbyn to table no confidence motion almost immediately if May loses Brexit vote, Labour says - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and the first day of the Brexit debatePM may have to draw up new deal three days after Commons defeatExplained: what to expect from the Brexit debate and final vote 11.13am GMT Here is some snap reaction to the Bercow decision.From the Telegraph’s Steven SwinfordWe are now in full-fledged constitutional crisis territory.Bercow has accepted the Grieve amendment which *his own c...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, House, John Bercow, Bercow, Telegraph, Pmqs, Dominic Grieve, David Davis, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn, Jessica Elgot


Theresa May suffers Commons defeat over no-deal Brexit

MPs voted 303 to 296 in favour of amendment to finance bill to curb government powers in event of no dealTheresa May was handed a humiliating defeat in parliament by Labour and Conservative MPs who organised to demonstrate the strength of parliamentary opposition to leaving the EU with no deal. Related: Brexit: May defeated in Commons as MPs vote to limit Treasury's powers in no-deal scenario - Politics live Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Eu, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, Treasury, Brexit


Labour backs cross-party amendment to block no-deal Brexit

Frontbench likely to whip MPs to back amendment tabled by Yvette CooperLabour is to support a backbench amendment tabled by Yvette Cooper that could force a government shutdown unless a no-deal Brexit is taken off the table.The Labour frontbench is likely to whip its MPs to back the cross-party amendment, significantly increasing its chances of success in the Commons. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Labour, Yvette Cooper, Brexit, Yvette CooperLabour


Brexit: as parliament returns to work, what happens now?

With 29 March approaching fast, and MPs due to debate Theresa May’s deal this week, there’s a lot to be doneLike Britain’s schoolchildren, many of whom will be returning to their classrooms after the Christmas break, MPs will spend Monday reacquainting themselves with their friends and reluctantly returning their attention to work.The task ahead of them is formidable – with Britain due to leave the European Union in less than 12 weeks’ time, parliament has neither approved an exit deal, nor put ...
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