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Brexit: MPs table flurry of alternative proposals for Commons - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including reaction to the Commons voting to try to take control of the Brexit processMPs likely to back soft Brexit or second vote, says minister who quitRees-Mogg says it is ‘very, very difficult’ to see no deal happeningGovernment may ignore result of indicative votes process, says Hancock 9.33pm GMT Labour appears to be backing the Kyle-Wilson amendment tomorrow, which would mean support for a confirmatory second referen...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Matt Hancock, Oliver Letwin, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Andrea Leadsom, House of Commons, Democratic Unionist party (DUP


Brexit: DUP says one-year delay better than May's deal - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including reaction to the Commons voting to try to take control of the Brexit processMPs likely to back soft Brexit or second vote, says minister who quitRees-Mogg says it is ‘very, very difficult’ to see no deal happeningGovernment may ignore result of indicative votes process, says Hancock 3.18pm GMT This is from the FT’s Laura Hughes.NEW: Understand Sammy Wilson is not speaking on behalf of the whole DUP. The party IS NO...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Matt Hancock, Oliver Letwin, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Andrea Leadsom, House of Commons, Democratic Unionist party (DUP


Leadsom warns MPs their Easter recess will be cut so they can work 'flat out' on Brexit - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including reaction to the Commons voting to try to take control of the Brexit processMPs likely to back soft Brexit or second vote, says minister who quitRees-Mogg says it is ‘very, very difficult’ to see no deal happeningGovernment may ignore result of indicative votes process, says Hancock 2.38pm GMT Brexiters like Jacob Rees-Mogg are opposed to a long extension to article 50 because they fear that could lead to no Brexit...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Matt Hancock, Oliver Letwin, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Andrea Leadsom, House of Commons, Democratic Unionist party (DUP


Brexit: Macron says UK heading for no deal if MPs defy May, as PM arrives in Brussels - 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 extensionMay arrives at EU summit saying UK must ‘deliver Brexit’ for the peopleMacron says UK will be heading for no deal if MPs vote down agreementCorbyn refuses to rule out revoking article 50EU summit - What we’ve learnt from the arrivals 4.09pm GMT The Telegraph’s James Rothwell has another line f...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Emmanuel Macron, Macron


Brexit: Theresa May says high time MPs vote for her deal – as it happened

Rolling updates on the day’s political events, including PM’s statement at Downing Street and Labour leader leaving meeting Full story: May asks EU for Brexit delay until 30 JuneKey points in May’s letter to the EUDonald Tusk’s statement - Full textWhat Tusk’s announcement means - Snap analysis 12.27am GMT I am going to wrap this up now. Here a few of tonight’s highlights at a glance:Theresa May tells the British People ‘I’m on your side” ...which side is that? Leave, Remain, or Resign? 11....
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Jean-claude Juncker, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Tusk, Andrea Leadsom, Beth Rigby, Downing Street and Labour


Brexit: Theresa May says high time MPs vote for her deal in No 10 statement – Politics live

Rolling updates on the day’s political events, including PM’s statement at Downing Street and Labour leader leaving meeting Full story: May asks EU for Brexit delay until 30 JuneKey points in May’s letter to the EUDonald Tusk’s statement - Full textWhat Tusk’s announcement means - Snap analysis 9.20pm GMT Here the the PM’s full statement: “Nearly three years have passed since the public voted to leave the European Union. “It was the biggest democratic exercise in our country’s history. “I ca...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Jean-claude Juncker, National Health Service, Parliament, Article 50, Sunday Times, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn walks out of party leaders' meeting – Politics live

Rolling updates on the day’s political events, including Labour leader leaving meeting and May’s letter to the EU asking to delay Brexit until 30 JuneFull story: May asks EU for Brexit delay until 30 JuneKey points in May’s letter to the EUDonald Tusk’s statement - Full textWhat Tusk’s announcement means - Snap analysis 8.25pm GMT The PM is running late and is rumoured to keep things short and snappy. PM statement delayed to 2030. Am told to expect a relatively short one. 8.18pm GMT Ther...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Jean-claude Juncker, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Tusk, Andrea Leadsom


MP condemns Andrea Leadsom in PMQs over LGBT lesson remarks

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP criticises Andrea Leadsom during PMQs for remarks made in a radio interview.
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Brexit: EU to allow short article 50 extension only if MPs vote for deal, says Tusk – Politics live

Theresa May writes to the EU asking to delay Brexit until 30 June, and tells MPs at PMQs public would find long delay unacceptableFull story: May asks EU for Brexit delay until 30 JuneKey points in May’s letter to the EUExplainer: what happens next?PMQs verdictDonald Tusk’s statement - Full textWhat Tusk’s announcement means - Snap analysis 6.21pm GMT Donald Tusk, the president of the European council, has now released the text of the letter he has sent to EU leaders ahead of the summit star...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Jean-claude Juncker, Strasbourg, Article 50, Brexit, Tusk, Jeremy Corbyn


PMQs: May says she doesn't want a long Brexit delay as No 10 releases letter to EU – Politics live

Theresa May writes to the EU asking to delay Brexit, and faces Jeremy Corbyn at PMQsFull story: Theresa May to ask for three-month Brexit delayJuncker raises prospect of emergency Brexit summit next weekCorbyn to meet Barnier before May asks EU leaders for delay 12.19pm GMT Corbyn says today marks 1,000 days since the referendum. May is running down the clock, he says. But she has failed to convince MPs that her deal is anything other than a failure. People are frustrated by her approach. Wi...
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Tory MPs vow to quit party if Boris Johnson becomes leader

With many MPs convinced that PM’s days are numbered some are saying they will not stay in party run by ‘Brexit ultras’Conservative MPs are orchestrating against a potential leadership campaign by Boris Johnson, with several talking of resigning the whip if he were to become party leader.With Tories convinced that Theresa May’s days in No 10 are numbered, MPs are feverishly discussing who will seek to replace her, how organised the teams are and whether a general election would be necessary. Cont...
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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...
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...
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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:...
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. ...
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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 ...
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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...
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Any further Brexit vote will reflect situation at the time: parliament leader

Any further vote on a Brexit deal will reflect the circumstances at the time, parliament leader Andrea Leadsom said on Thursday when asked whether parliamentary rules could prevent another vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's deal taking place.
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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


Brexit: May defeated by 391 votes to 242 as MPs reject revised deal – Politics live

Speaking after defeat, May says there will be free vote on Wednesday on no-deal BrexitFull story: MPs defeat May’s Brexit deal by 149 votesHow did your MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?Guide to this week’s crucial votes 8.05pm GMT Andrea Leadsom, the leader of the Commons, is still taking questions. MPs have been repeatedly trying to get her to say what length article 50 extension the government will propose, if the debate goes ahead on Thursday, but she has refused to say. 8.04pm GMT This i...
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Brexit: UK-EU negotiations stall as May makes last-ditch plea for breakthrough – Politics live

All the day’s politics news, with Theresa May’s Brexit speech in Grimsby, and Jeremy Corbyn at Scottish Labour conferenceMay to ask EU for concessions to get MPs to back Brexit dealWhat happens if May’s Brexit deal is voted down? And if it passes? 10.08am GMT The Labour MP Naz Shah has called for an apology from Andrea Leadsom after the Commons Leader suggested Islamophobia should be treated as a Foreign Office issue. In a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May, Shah said: “This comment expose...
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May to ask EU for concessions to get MPs to back Brexit deal

Speech by PM will remind Brussels that it can influence how MPs will vote next weekTheresa May will make a last-ditch attempt to persuade the EU to give her a better Brexit deal on Friday, as she struggles to hold her crumbling government together following a day of cabinet embarrassments in Westminster.The prime minister will plead with EU leaders to offer further concessions, as it became clear that talks in Brussels have stalled and hardline Eurosceptics in her party are likely to vote down t...
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Brexit: UK hits back at EU claims it does not have clear plan to amend backstop - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenUK hits back at EU claims it does not have clear plan to amend backstopWhat Geoffrey Cox told MPs about Brexit talksBack May’s deal or risk soft Brexit, Hammond tells ToriesLabour antisemitism: equalities watchdog opens investigation 12.10pm GMT A few minutes ago in the Commons Mark Francois, the Tory Brexiter, just accused Geoffrey Cox’s parliamentary private secretary Alex Burghart of trying to intimidate him. Francois said...
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Leadsom insists a no-deal Brexit is still on the table – live

Follow all the fallout from the government’s latest Commons defeat on Brexit 9.18am GMT Here some reaction to Leadsom’s interview and the government’s mixed messages on a no-deal Brexit.Andrea Leadsom on #r4today for the second time this week. Today arguing No Deal is preferable to an extension because people want "certainty". The only certainty No Deal offers is economic collapse, a hard border in Ireland, reduced security capabilities and global isolation.Andrea Leadsom insists government ...
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Brexit: Andrea Leadsom reads Valentine's ode to deal

Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom marks Valentine's Day with a "roses are red" poem about leaving the EU.
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Cooper wins wider Tory support for new plan to allow MPs to block no-deal Brexit - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit 6.37pm GMT This amendment would stop the government from running down the clock on the Brexit negotiations, hoping members of parliament can be blackmailed into supporting a botched deal. 6.18pm GMT The Labour MP Yvette Cooper has published details of her latest plan to ensure that MPs get the chance to vote to rule out a no-deal Brexit. Here are the key points....
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Cooper wins increasing Tory support for new plan to allow MPs to block no-deal Brexit - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit 6.18pm GMT The Labour MP Yvette Cooper has published details of her latest plan to ensure that MPs get the chance to vote to rule out a no-deal Brexit. Here are the key points.This bill would require the prime minister and parliament to take crucial decisions by the middle of March at the very latest on whether the UK is leaving with a deal, without a deal or seeking a...
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