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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


Tories fight like rats in a sack to hang on to the hard Brexit dream

ERG hardliners who oppose May’s deal are blamed by Eurosceptic MPs for helping remainers“It’s like rats in a sack on the WhatsApp group today,” says one glum Tory Brexit-backing MP. “Everyone is turning on each other.”Another described the mood as “extremely bitter and very depressed” among many more mainstream Eurosceptic Conservative MPs who fear they are on the brink of losing the hard Brexit that was almost in their grasp. Continue reading...
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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


No-deal Brexit 'would require direct rule in Northern Ireland'

Civil service union chief says mandarins cannot be expected to make political decisionsFollow the day’s political developments - live updatesThe head of the senior civil servants’ union has called for direct rule to be imposed in Northern Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit.Dave Penman, the general secretary of the FDA, said public sector employees in the province could not be expected to make increasingly political decisions with major security and economic implications if the UK crashed o...
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Brexit: DUP accuses May of being 'far too willing to capitulate' to EU – live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including reaction to the new Brexit timetable decided by EU leadersFull story: May appeal falls flatUK papers: ‘One last chance’Timeline: what happens next? 4.09pm GMT Greg Clark, the business secretary, has insisted that the government will go ahead with the plans for indicative votes in the Commons next week which were promised by David Lidington, the Cabinet Office minister, at the end of last week. Lidington was quite specific, but o...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe, Theresa May, Article 50, Conservatives, Foreign policy, Greg Clark, House of Commons, Democratic Unionist party (DUP


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...
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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...
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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...
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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


Theresa May has finally got the Brexiters where she wants them | Jonathan Freedland

MPs have given her back control. And leave supporters now have the binary choice of her deal or months of delayMPs had the chance to take back control of Brexit – wresting this tortured process from a weak, flailing and moribund government – and they ducked it. Sure, it was by the narrowest of margins, losing by just two votes, 312 to 314, but MPs passed up the opportunity to take charge and say, at long last, what kind of Brexit they want. They preferred instead to grant Theresa May yet another...
Tags: Politics, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Norway, Hilary Benn, Article 50, Brexit, Jonathan Freedland, Democratic Unionist party (DUP


Chance of no-deal Brexit has 'significantly increased', says EU – as it happened

Statement from Donald Tusk’s spokesman comes after Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffers second heavy defeatFull story: MPs defeat May’s Brexit deal by 149 votesHow did your MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?What happens next? 12.24am GMT We’re going to close down this live blog now, so here’s a summary of the day’s events: Related: MPs ignore May’s pleas and defeat her Brexit deal by 149 votes 12.01am GMT The UK is moving closer to crashing out of the European Union without a deal, the German...
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Chance of no-deal Brexit has 'significantly increased', says EU – Politics live

Statement from Donald Tusk’s spokesman comes after Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffers second heavy defeatFull story: MPs defeat May’s Brexit deal by 149 votesHow did your MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?What happens next? 10.20pm GMT An interesting line – unconfirmed, of course – from ITV News’ Robert Peston:I am hearing that @theresa_may and most - but not all - cabinet will vote to cancel no deal on 29 March. Interestingly ministers think former Remainer @Jeremy_Hunt will vote in other directi...
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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: May faces fresh defeat as MPs vote on revised deal – Politics live

PM puts new plan to Commons after Geoffrey Cox says legal risk over backstop ‘remains unchanged’ERG lawyers reject backstop concessions May deal: has anything changed?Guide to this week’s crucial votesAfternoon summary 7.14pm GMT This is from the Labour MP Paul Sweeney.Massive majority from across the House of Commons voting down the Prime Minister's deal yet again. pic.twitter.com/FuWvNX7QjJ 7.11pm GMT From the Telegraph’s Christopher HopeDUP MPs have now voted in the No lobby. One MP w...
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Brexit: DUP and ERG say they cannot support May as MPs debate deal – Politics live

PM puts new plan to Commons as Geoffrey Cox says legal risk over backstop ‘remains unchanged’ERG lawyers reject backstop concessions May deal: has anything changed?Guide to this week’s crucial votesAfternoon summary 5.11pm GMT Sinn Fein has accused the DUP of ignoring the interests of Northern Ireland. Commenting on the DUP’s decision not to vote for the deal tonight, Michelle O’Neill, the Sinn Fein leader in Northern Ireland, said:The business community, the farming community, the civil ser...
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Brexit: May opens debate as DUP and ERG say they cannot back deal – Politics live

PM to put new plan to cabinet and Commons as Geoffrey Cox says legal risk over backstop ‘remains unchanged’Full story: Risk of indefinite backstop remainsMay deal: has anything changed?Guide to this week’s crucial votes 2.14pm GMT John Lamont, a Scottish Conservative, says he voted against the deal in January. But he implies he is backing May now. He says businesses need certainty. 2.13pm GMT The DUP has confirmed it will not back the PM’s deal at this point. This is from Arlene Foster, ...
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Brexit: ERG says it cannot recommend voting for May's deal – Politics live

PM to put new plan to cabinet and Commons as Geoffrey Cox says legal risk over backstop ‘remains unchanged’Full story: Risk of indefinite backstop remainsMay deal: has anything changed?Guide to this week’s crucial votes 1.10pm GMT The ERG’s “star chamber” has published its assessment of the new assurances. And it is not convinced, my colleague Jessica Elgot reports.NEW - The “Star Chamber” has reported on the Government’s latest legal advice. The advice does not meet the tests the Government...
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Government defeated in Lords over meaningful vote on future trade deals - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQsNo sign of progress after ‘robust’ Brexit talks in BrusselsFood fight: doubts grow over post-Brexit standardsPMQs - Snap verdictAfternoon summary 8.51pm GMT The prospect of MPs being given an opportunity to force a softer Brexit were boosted by a government defeat in the House of Lords on the trade bill.A cross-party alliance of peers defeated the government by 207 votes to 141...
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Brexit: Public support for EU nationals being able to work in UK up sharply since 2016, ONS says - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQsNo sign of progress after ‘robust’ Brexit talks in BrusselsFood fight: doubts grow over post-Brexit standardsPMQs - Snap verdictPMQs - Verdict from Twitter commentariat 5.11pm GMT Karen Bradley, the Northern Ireland secretary, had to issue a clarification in the Commons earlier, after appearing to say that none of the killings committed by members of the armed forces in Norther...
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Brexit: Corbyn to meet Tory MPs backing 'Norway plus' proposal - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQsNo sign of progress after ‘robust’ Brexit talks in BrusselsFood fight: doubts grow over post-Brexit standardsPMQs - Snap verdictPMQs - Verdict from Twitter commentariat 2.08pm GMT Here is the business department policy paper (pdf) containing the draft clauses for inclusion in the forthcoming EU withdrawal agreement bill implementing the pledges made by Greg Clark. (See 1.56pm.)...
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PMQs: Corbyn accuses May of trying to keep communities 'safe on the cheap' - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQsNo sign of progress after ‘robust’ Brexit talks in BrusselsDUP won’t back Brexit without guarantees on backstopFood fight: doubts grow over post-Brexit standards 1.14pm GMT Here is the start of the Press Association story about PMQs.Jeremy Corbyn claimed Theresa May is trying to keep communities “safe on the cheap” as he warned of surging violent crime. The Labour leader challe...
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PMQs: Theresa May faces Jeremy Corbyn as Brussels Brexit talks fail to show progress - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQsNo sign of progress after ‘robust’ Brexit talks in BrusselsDUP won’t back Brexit without guarantees on backstopFood fight: doubts grow over post-Brexit standards 12.16pm GMT Corbyn says the police clearly don’t have enough resources. He quotes the former chief prosecutor in Manchester, who lost a relative to knife crime. He said cuts in police numbers meant they did not get the...
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Brexit: Cox says backstop talks with EU were 'robust', implying no breakthrough yet - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQsDUP won’t back Brexit without guarantees on backstopFood fight: doubts grow over post-Brexit standards 11.18am GMT At the international trade committee Liam Fox was asked about reports that the Department for International Trade spent more than £100,000 on a podcast that was downloaded fewer than 9,000 times. Was that value for money? Fox replied:It depends how many of the busi...
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May’s hopes rise as senior Tory MPs soften opposition to Brexit deal

Despite their past criticisms, Graham Brady and his 1922 committee now seem willing to help the prime minister get her plans throughTheresa May’s hopes of winning parliamentary approval for her Brexit deal grew last night as the leader of Conservative backbenchers softened his opposition – and suggested he will recommend that MPs back it – if the prime minister secures new assurances on the Irish backstop.The move by Sir Graham Brady, who chairs the 1922 committee, is a significant shift and ca...
Tags: Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Brussels, Article 50, Sarah Wollaston, Brexit, Chuka Umunna, 1922 Committee, Brady, Chris Leslie, Graham Brady


Can Labour's customs union plan save Brexit? – cartoon

Jeremy Corbyn watches as the Tories and the DUP hang on for dear life Continue reading...
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EU President: 'A special place in Hell’ awaits Brexiteers

EU President: 'A special place in Hell’ awaits Brexiteers In an age of receding religious faith, politics always borders on idolatry. The latest politician to elevate polemical differences to eschatological significance came on Wednesday, as European Council President Donald Tusk condemned the souls of his enemies to eternal damnation. At a press event at 10:42 a.m. local time, Tusk said, “I’ve been wondering what that special place in Hell looks like for ...
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Brexit: May departs Northern Ireland no closer to backstop deal

Belfast trip fails to gain support for deal as May heads into crucial EU talks Theresa May has failed to rally Northern Ireland support behind her quest for a Brexit deal, as nationalist and unionist parties further entrenched their positions for and against the backstop as she ended a two-day visit to Belfast.The Democratic Unionist party (DUP) insisted on Wednesday that the prime minister should replace the backstop a day after May appeared to soften the government’s stance on the insurance pr...
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Brexit: May says she wants changes to backstop, not removal – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s Brexit speech in Northern IrelandMay to promise Brexit deal that Northern Ireland can supportArlene Foster’s Today interview - Summary and analysisDowning Street lobby briefing - Summary 3.56pm GMT The audience of Northern Ireland business owners and executives gave lukewarm applause to the prime minister’s speech.Several expressed frustration that her plan to avoid a hard border and disruption to tr...
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