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Cabinet ministers tell May: stop using no-deal threat to negotiate

MPs tell PM to rule option out, as Brexit secretary and attorney general hold talks with EUFour cabinet ministers have demanded the prime minister stop using the threat of a no-deal Brexit as a negotiating tactic, telling Theresa May that businesses and manufacturers now needed to be given certainty.The demand was made in a meeting with the prime minister on Monday by the justice secretary, David Gauke, the work and pensions secretary, Amber Rudd, the business secretary, Greg Clark, and the Scot...
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Theresa May says she rebuked Donald Tusk over his anti-Brexiter 'hell' comment - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s visit to Brussels for Brexit talks with Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude JunckerCorbyn faces Labour backlash after making Brexit offer to MayJoint May/Juncker statement plays down prospect of early breakthroughMay’s statement after her talks in Brussels - Summary 4.08pm GMT Owen Smith, the Labour MP and pro-European who challenged Jeremy Corbyn unsuccessfully for the party leadership in 2016, has told Rad...
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Theresa May assures senior MEPs there will be backstop in final Brexit deal - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s visit to Brussels for Brexit talks with Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker 2.30pm GMT Antonio Tajani, president of the European parliament, and Guy Verhofstadt, the parliament’s lead Brexit spokesman, have been speaking to journalists after their meeting with Theresa May.Here are the key points.It is important that Mrs May today in the meeting assured us that there will be a backstop, that - what sh...
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Labour denies second referendum plan if PM rejects Corbyn's Brexit letter

But shadow minister says spurning support for revised deal would leave party with no choiceLabour has denied it would automatically move to backing a second referendum if Theresa May rejected Jeremy Corbyn’s offer of support for a revised Brexit deal, despite a shadow minister suggesting that would be the next step.The shadow Brexit minister, Matthew Pennycook, said if the government rejected the offer from Corbyn, in a letter to the prime minister on Wednesday night, the party would have “no ot...
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Labour denies second vote is next step if PM rejects Corbyn's Brexit letter

Shadow minister earlier suggested spurning support for revised deal would leave party with no choice but a second referendumLabour has denied it would automatically move to back a second referendum if Theresa May rejected Jeremy Corbyn’s offer of support for a revised Brexit deal, despite a shadow minister suggesting that would be the next step.The shadow Brexit minister, Matthew Pennycook, said that if the government rejected the offer from Corbyn, made in a letter to the prime minister on Wedn...
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May and Juncker play down prospect of Brexit breakthrough before end of month after 'robust' talks - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s visit to Brussels for Brexit talks with Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker 12.04pm GMT Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker, the European commission president, have issued this joint statement after their talks.Prime Minister May and President Juncker have met today to review the next steps in the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.The talks were held in a spirit of working together to achieve the UK’s orde...
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Government willing to discuss Corbyn's terms but move sparks Labour anger

David Lidington calls customs union ‘wishful thinking’ but says government should be talking to LabourThe government has expressed willingness to discuss Labour’s terms for backing Theresa May’s EU withdrawal bill, but Jeremy Corbyn’s offer of support for a softer Brexit has prompted fury among some Labour backbenchers.David Lidington, the Cabinet Office minister and de facto deputy prime minister, said he had not had any direct “overtures” from Labour about talks but added: “We should be talkin...
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Government willing to discuss Corbyn's terms, but move sparks Labour backlash

David Lidington calls customs union ‘wishful thinking’ but says government should be talking to LabourThe government has expressed willingness to discuss Labour’s terms for backing Theresa May’s EU withdrawal bill, after Jeremy Corbyn offered support in return for five commitments to soften the Brexit deal on offer.David Lidington, the Cabinet Office minister and de facto deputy prime minister, said he had not had any direct “overtures” from Labour about talks but added: “We should be talking to...
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EU's Tusk hell comments not brilliant diplomacy: UK PM May's deputy

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Cabinet Office minister David Lidington said European Council President Donald Tusk's comments that Brexiteers with no plan of how to deliver it deserve a "special place in hell" was not brilliant diplomacy. "I would tell him it wasn't the most brilliant diplomacy in the world," Lidington told BBC radio. "Anybody who has watched the House of Commons from time to time knows that intemperate and exaggerated language isn't something that only comes out o...
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Brexiters hit back at Tusk after he says they deserve 'special place in hell' for failing to have a plan - Politics live

Comments come as David Lidington and Emily Thornberry deputise for party leaders at PMQs‘Special place in hell’ for those who promoted no-plan Brexit, says TuskTusk’s press statement - SummaryLunchtime summary 3.58pm GMT Sajid Javid, the home secretary, has declared Donald Tusk’s anti-Brexiter comment “out of order”.Out of order https://t.co/ljFLuactH5 3.45pm GMT Here is the quote from Jean-Claude Juncker on Donald Tusk’s “special place in hell” [email protected] "I'm less catholic tha...
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Tusk says those who backed Brexit with no plan deserve 'special place in hell' - Politics live

Comments come as David Lidington and Emily Thornberry deputise for party leaders at PMQs 12.11pm GMT Thornberry says the sensible, cautious thing to do would be to seek a temporary extension of article 50. 12.07pm GMT Emily Thornberry, the shadow foreign secretary who is standing in for Jeremy Corbyn, starts by saying it is good to be up against the person dubbed the effective deputy PM again. This must the the only time the words effective and prime minister appear in the same sentence....
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Ministers agree to consider Lib Dem plans for new referendum

Vince Cable says move follows cross-party talks on Brexit deadlock optionsCabinet ministers involved in cross-party talks on how to break the Brexit deadlock have given the first indication that they are prepared to examine plans for a potential second referendum on the UK’s departure from the EU, according to the Liberal Democrat leader, Sir Vince Cable.The offer to examine a possible timetable for a second vote drawn up by the Lib Dems was made during discussions between senior Liberal Democra...
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Brexit: MPs vote 308-297 in favour of amendment for three-day 'plan B' deadline - 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 debateFull story: MPs force May to table plan B if she loses Brexit deal vote What government defeat on Grieve amendment actually meansPMQs - Snap verdictAfternoon summary 6.24pm GMT Rushanara Ali, the Labour MP, has just delivered a speech stating that she will not be supporting the government’s deal. Following the dramatic events in the House ...
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Britain says airports need to do more to tackle drone menace

Airport operators need do more to counter the illegal use of drones after flights were disrupted at Heathrow and Gatwick, Prime Minister Theresa May's de-facto deputy said on Wednesday. Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington said the government would consider toughening laws that ban the use of drones near airports but that operators could also invest more in protection systems. Departures from Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, were halted for an hour on Tuesday evening after a drone was si...
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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...
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May prepares to open historic debate as ECJ opinion encourages anti-Brexit campaigners - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May opening the five-day debate on her Brexit deal and MPs debating a motion saying ministers are in contempt of parliament 9.15am GMT Here is my colleague Severin Carrell’s story on the article 50 opinion from the ECJ’s advocate general. Related: UK can stop article 50 without EU approval, top ECJ adviser says 9.09am GMT This afternoon Theresa May will open the five-day debate on whether the UK sho...
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Brexit: senior minister could be suspended over legal advice

MPs will hold debate on Tuesday after Speaker John Bercow accepted contempt motionA senior minister is at risk of being suspended from the House of Commons after Labour and the Democratic Unionist party were allowed to submit an emergency motion accusing the government of holding parliament in contempt for failing to publish the full Brexit legal advice.John Bercow, the Speaker, allowed Labour, the DUP and four other opposition parties to lay down a motion that will be voted on Tuesday, immediat...
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Cabinet minister could be suspended over Brexit legal advice

MPs will hold debate on Tuesday after Speaker John Bercow accepted contempt motionA cabinet minister is at risk of being suspended from parliament and missing next week’s crunch Commons vote after Labour and the DUP accused ministers of holding parliament in contempt for failing to publish the full Brexit legal advice on Monday.The fate of the minister – likely to be either David Lidington or Geoffrey Cox – will be in the hands of MPs after John Bercow, the Speaker, declared there was “an arguab...
Tags: Politics, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Labour, John Bercow, Article 50, Brexit, DUP, David Lidington, Geoffrey Cox


Senior minister could be suspended over Brexit legal advice

MPs will hold debate on Tuesday after Speaker John Bercow accepted contempt motionA senior minister is at risk of being suspended from the House of Commons after Labour and the Democratic Unionist party were allowed to submit an emergency motion accusing the government of holding parliament in contempt for failing to publish the full Brexit legal advice.John Bercow, the Speaker, allowed Labour, the DUP and four other opposition parties to lay down a motion that will be voted on on Tuesday, immed...
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Fresh row looms as No 10 refuses to publish full Brexit legal advice

Refusal – despite unanimous resolution by Commons – is unacceptable, says LabourDowning Street has refused to commit to publishing the full legal advice given on the Brexit deal despite a unanimous resolution by the House of Commons, in a move likely to spark a major new process row with Labour and Tory Brexiters. Related: Labour accuses government of defying will of Commons by not releasing full Brexit legal advice - Politics live Continue reading...
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EU will not renegotiate Brexit deal, says May deputy

Critics wrong to think better withdrawal agreement can be reached, says David LidingtonThere would be no point in sending Brexit negotiators back to Brussels or extending article 50 because no other withdrawal deal is on offer, Theresa May’s de-facto deputy has said.David Lidington said critics in his own party and on the Labour benches who thought a better deal could be struck were wrong. Continue reading...
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Wishful thinking that EU will reopen Brexit talks if parliament rejects deal: UK minister

It is wishful thinking that the European Union will reopen Brexit negotiations if the British parliament votes down the deal Prime Minister Theresa May has agreed with Brussels, her de facto deputy David Lidington said on Tuesday. May faces an uphill struggle to get the deal approved by parliament in a vote on Dec. 11, with politicians both in her own Conservatives and opposition parties opposing it. "There is a bit of wishful thinking on the part of some people that a preference expressed by...
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Labour, Tory hard-Brexiters and DUP line up against May – as it happened

Ministers invited to read document at No 10 this evening ahead of crunch Wednesday cabinet meetingBrexit deal: Cabinet members called in to sign off May’s agreementBrexit, what next? - 6 key questions 1.34am GMT We’re going to close down the blog for the night, thanks for reading along and for your comments. We’ll be back when you wake up for another day of Politics Live. It’ll be a big day, get some rest and see you here in the morning! Related: Brexit: May tells her cabinet, this is the ...
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Brexit deal: Labour, Tory hard-Brexiters and DUP line up against May – Politics live

Ministers invited to read document at No 10 this evening ahead of crunch Wednesday cabinet meetingCabinet members called in to sign off May’s Brexit dealBrexit, what next? - 6 key questions 9.37pm GMT The DUP’s leader, Arlene Foster, has given perhaps the clearest indicaton yet that her party is unwilling to give Theresa May the votes she may require to get her deal through Parliament. She has said:We want a sensible deal which works for Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom and our neighbour...
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Brexit deal: Labour, Tory Brexiters and DUP line up against May – Politics live

Ministers invited to read document at No 10 this evening ahead of crunch Wednesday cabinet meetingCabinet members called in to sign off May’s Brexit dealBrexit, what next? - 6 key questions 7.40pm GMT The leaders of the four main opposition parties in Westminster – Jeremy Corbyn for Labour, Vince Cable for the Lib Dems, Ian Blackford for the SNP and Liz Saville Roberts for Plaid Cymru – have written to the prime minister demanding a “truly meaningful vote”. Here’s the full text of their lett...
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Brexit: EU and UK negotiators agree withdrawal agreement text - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenCabinet members called in to sign off May’s Brexit dealDowning Street lobby briefing - SummaryOpening of debate on Brexit legal advice - Summary 4.32pm GMT From BBC’s Brussels correspondent, Adam FlemingI'm hearing: - EU27 ambassadors meeting in Brussels TOMORROW evening (officially to talk about no deal planning but lets see)- possible General Affairs Council for EU27 Europe ministers on MONDAY https://t.co/bOAC7fU4Sh 4.32p...
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May faces defeat on Brexit legal advice motion after Bercow refuses vote on compromise - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 1.34pm GMT Starmer says the ordinary rules of client confidentiality are waived by the government if there is a public interest in the disclose of government legal advice. 1.32pm GMT Vicky Ford, a Conservative, asks if Starmer is asking for publication of the final legal advice, or for the publication of any legal advice on this matter. She says the Labour motion refers to any legal advice. (See 12.59pm.)Starmer says he ...
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May faces risk of defeat on Brexit legal advice motion after Bercow refuses vote on compromise - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 11.59am GMT I’m off to the Downing Street lobby briefing. I will post again after 12.30pm. 11.58am GMT While UK cabinet ministers, who had been expecting to sign off the final Brexit negotiating position, have been told that it will hardly be discussed at their meeting today, the Scottish government is once again railing against Theresa May for keeping them “in the dark”.Ahead of a meeting of the joint ministerial commit...
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UK says Brexit deal 'almost within touching distance'

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May's deputy says Britain and the European Union are "almost within touching distance" of a Brexit deal after another late-night negotiating session.Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington says... [Author: [email protected]]
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