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Brexit: MPs reject all options in second round of indicative votes – live news

Rolling coverage of Commons votes on alternative Brexit options Brexit deadlock continues as MPs fail to find compromiseHow did each MP vote in the indicative votes?What were the four options rejected by MPs? 11.17pm BST The Labour MP, Stephen Kinnock, who tabled the common market 2.0 option alongside Nick Boles and others, says MPs have taken a step towards no deal.It’s very messy. I just wish we could come up with something that could win tonight. The common market has picked up a lot of s...
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Dominic Grieve: Sir John Major joins Tory backlash over bid to oust Remainer MP

The former Prime Minister said it was a "pretty un-Conservative thing" to do after Beaconsfield Conservatives voted no confidence in their MP [Author: Dan Bloom, Gavin Cordon]
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Dominic Grieve criticises vote against him by local Tories

The anti-Brexit campaigner says he was the victim of "an orchestrated campaign" after losing a vote of no confidence.
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Dominic Grieve criticises no-confidence vote

The second referendum supporter says he is the victim of an "orchestrated campaign".
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Grieve accuses ex-Ukip opponent of insurgency after confidence vote loss

MP says Jon Conway only joined Beaconsfield Tories to defeat confidence motionDominic Grieve has blamed a former Ukip opponent for orchestrating an insurgency of his local association which has plunged his future into doubt after he lost a confidence vote.The remain-supporting Tory MP is facing de-selection from his party after the Conservative association in his Beaconsfield constituency said it no longer had confidence in him at a “rowdy” meeting on Friday. Continue reading...
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Dominic Grieve loses no-confidence vote by local Tories

The anti-Brexit campaigner could be deselected as an MP after the decision by a local Conservative association.
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Brexit: Three ministers resign to join 29-strong Tory revolt on indicative votes – as it happened

MPs vote by 329 to 302 for Letwin amendment, despite Theresa May saying government would not be bound by resultHow did each MP vote on the indicative votes amendment?MPs seize control by backing indicative votes amendmentTheresa May maintains carry-on-regardless Brexit strategy 1.18am GMT As not much has happened in the past hour, I’m going to close the blog by republishing my colleague Andrew Sparrow’s excellent snap analysis for those who missed it an hour or so ago. Thanks and goodnight. ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Dominic Grieve, Article 50, Brexit, Oliver Letwin, Letwin, Andrew Sparrow, Lewis Goodall


Brexit: Three ministers resign to join 29-strong Tory revolt on indicative votes – live news

MPs vote by 329 to 302 for Letwin amendment, despite Theresa May saying government would not be bound by resultHow did each MP vote on the indicative votes amendment?MPs seize control by backing indicative votes amendmentTheresa May maintains carry-on-regardless Brexit strategy 12.33am GMT In the eyes of Conservative MP Nick Boles, the night has been a resounding success for parliamentary democracy.There are 329 MPs who stood up for parliamentary democracy tonight. And three heroes who resig...
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Brexit: Three ministers resign to join 30-strong Tory revolt on indicative votes – live news

MPs vote by 329 to 302 for Letwin amendment, despite Theresa May saying government would not be bound by resultHow did each MP vote on the indicative votes amendment?MPs seize control by backing indicative votes amendmentTheresa May maintains carry-on-regardless Brexit strategy 11.12pm GMT These are from Hannah White, deputy director of the Institute for Government.I can see that for Government tonight’s vote represents uncomfortable loss of control over Commons time but it’s NOT ACTUALLY UN...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Dominic Grieve, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Oliver Letwin, Letwin, Institute For Government


MPs back indicative votes by majority of 27 to take control of Brexit process – live news

MPs vote by 329 to 302 for Letwin amendment, despite Theresa May saying government would not be bound by resultWhat are the amendments and how are MPs voting?Theresa May’s Brexit statement - Summary and analysis 10.29pm GMT Thirty Conservative MPs voted for the Letwin amendment.Here is the full list. 10.25pm GMT Here is Graeme Cowie, a Commons library clerk specialising in Brexit, on the Beckett amendment.Reminder of the Beckett amendment, which attracted much less attention than the Let...
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Brexit: MPs start debate on indicative votes as May hints she might reject what Commons chooses – live news

Rolling coverage including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit and MPs voting on whether parliament should take control of the processPM concedes lack of support for deal as MPs seek to take controlWhich three amendments will be voted on by MPs?Theresa May’s Brexit statement - Summary and analysis 6.43pm GMT Back in the debate Ken Clarke, the pro-European, asks Starmer if Labour will allow its MPs a free vote during the indicative votes process. He says this is what happened in 1972 ...
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The week ahead for Brexit: third time lucky for May?

With more than 120 MPs backing an amendment in support of indicative voting, it’s going to be a fraught five daysMany weeks have so far been billed as crunch weeks for Brexit. But with the revised departure date looming, Theresa May’s proposal looking all-but doomed and the prime minister’s own position openly questioned, the next days really do appear crucial. Here is what could happen and when. Continue reading...
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May urged to go as she hints at pulling third vote on Brexit deal

Amid calls to ‘fall on her sword’, PM writes to Tory MPs saying deal will return if there is sufficient supportPressure on Theresa May has reached new heights as ministers backed attempts to let parliament take control of the next stage of the Brexit process and MPs openly speculated that her time in office could end within weeks.As a beleaguered May returned from Brussels, MPs suggested her deal could lose by an even higher margin, with several saying the timing now required the prime minister ...
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MPs call for May to 'fall on her sword' as Brexit deal could lose again

EU increasingly believes no-deal Brexit on 12 April is most likely outcomePressure on Theresa May has reached new heights as ministers backed attempts to let parliament take control of the next stage of the Brexit process and MPs openly speculated that her time in office could end within weeks.As a beleaguered May returned from Brussels, MPs suggested her deal could lose by an even higher margin, with several saying the timing now required the prime minister to “fall on her sword”. Continue read...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, European Union, Europe, Article 50, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news, Leo Varadkar, David Lidington, Greg Clark, Hilary Benn, Dominic Grieve


Brexit: EU 'to agree extension to 22 May if MPs back May's deal', leaked draft conclusions say - 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 5.11pm GMT The catastrophic impact of no-deal on Ireland’s f...
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Baltic states no longer a bridge between east and west, says Latvia

Russian interference in western elections and corruption scandals prompt rethinkThe Baltic states can no longer cast themselves in the role of a bridge between Russia and the west, the Latvian foreign minister, Edgars Rinkēvičs, has said in an interview with the Guardian.Successive crises have shown Russian determination to interfere in western democracy or use the Baltic banks to launder corrupt money, Rinkēvičs said after a visit to London during which he met Dominic Grieve, the chair of the U...
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Brexit: MPs debate ruling out no-deal exit from EU – Politics live

MPs will hold fresh vote on nation’s future after Theresa May’s withdrawal proposal was defeated on TuesdayWhat are the amendments to the motion to prevent no-deal Brexit?How did each MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?Civil service stressed and floundering amid Brexit paralysis 3.24pm GMT Gove says farmers would face “very, very challenging circumstances” in the event of a no-deal Brexit.He says many businesses have made the preparations they would need to be able to carry on trading with the EU ...
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Two senior Tories ready to resign if May fails to change Brexit direction

Justine Greening and Dominic Grieve say they would not be able to support government under no dealTwo senior Conservatives have said they are ready to resign from the party if it does not change its direction on Brexit, after three of their colleagues joined eight former Labour MPs in a breakaway group in parliament. Related: Conservative split as rebels denounce grip of hardline Brexiters Continue reading...
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No-deal Brexit could lead dozen ministers to resign, says Grieve

Tory rebel says government is facing ‘great crisis’ and talks of chaotic departure by accidentAll the day’s political developments – live updatesDominic Grieve, a leading Conservative opponent of Brexit, has predicted that up to a dozen ministers – including six from the cabinet – could resign if Britain leaves the UK without a deal. “Many of them have made representations directly to the prime minister indicating their concern and telling [her that] if by the end of February there is no deal th...
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Leadsom insists a no-deal Brexit is still on the table – Politics live

Follow all the fallout from the government’s latest Commons defeat on Brexit 10.25am GMT Owen Jones meets the naked anti-Brexit protester Victoria Bateman. 10.21am GMT Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve says there could be "up to half a dozen" resignations from the Cabinet in the coming weeks if Theresa May did not delay Brexit if there was no deal - and that could bring down the government. #r4Today pic.twitter.com/onYaN3XqtIMore than a dozen ministers, including six from the cabin...
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Full list: amendments to May’s statement on defeat of her Brexit bill

Here are the amendments chosen by Speaker John Bercow and how MPs have votedAll of the day’s political developments – live updatesMPs will vote on Tuesday on a series of amendments to Theresa May’s statement on the defeat of her Brexit bill. The fact the statement can be amended means it is being used as a vehicle for all sorts of policy suggestions.Below are the amendments which will be voted upon, as selected by Speaker John Bercow. This is the order in which they will be taken: Continue readi...
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Brexit: May set to reject calls for free vote on amendment designed to block no-deal Brexit - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 1.14pm GMT The from the UK in a Changing Europe project mentioned earlier (see 10.52am and 12.14am) also includes an essay from the leading psephologist Sir John Curtice looking at whether voters really want a second referendum. He says the answer depends enormously on how you frame the question. If you ask people if they favour the public being offered a “vote” on the deal, they are likely to say yes, whereas if you ask th...
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MPs to ambush May with amendments to stop no-deal Brexit

The PM is to present the next stage of her plan to get her deal through on MondayMPs are to ambush Theresa May’s statement on Monday with amendments aimed at stopping a no-deal Brexit, as well as paving the way for “indicative votes” to show whether any proposal can command a parliamentary majority.The Labour frontbench is undecided as to whether to back either proposal. Yvette Cooper, chair of the home affairs select committee, is planning to put down a tightly-worded amendment to give time for...
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British PM May wins no-confidence vote, but is still beset by Brexit

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office — but saw more of her power ebb away as she battled to keep Brexit on track after lawmakers demolished her European Union divorce deal. May won a narrow victory, 325 votes to 306 votes, on an opposition motion seeking to topple her government and trigger a general election. Now it’s back to Brexit, where May is caught between the rock of her ow...
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Pro-EU UK Conservative lawmaker puts forward legislation for second Brexit referendum

LONDON (Reuters) - A member of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party on Wednesday submitted legislation making provisions for a second referendum on Britain's departure from the European Union. The bill submitted by Dominic Grieve, who has previously called for a second referendum, is unlikely to make much progress through the legislative process as it depends on government support, and May is opposed to another public vote. The symbolic presentation of the bill was conducted w...
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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...
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Brexit: Tory whip Gareth Johnson resigns because he can't support May's deal – Politics live

PM speech comes after letter from Tusk and Juncker says EU will consider technological alternatives to backstopTheresa 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 1.23pm GMT Gareth Johnson has resigned as a Conservative whip today because he cannot support Theresa May’s Brexit deal. He says the deal “prevents us taking back control and instead could leave us perpetually constrain...
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Theresa May says Brexit could be halted if her deal is voted down – Politics live

PM speech comes after letter from Tusk and Juncker says EU will consider technological alternatives to backstopEU rejects Irish backstop time limit but backs technological solution 11.56am GMT Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, has put out this response to the Tusk/Juncker letter. He said:The prime minister has once again failed to deliver.This is a long way from the significant and legally effective commitment the prime minister promised last month. It is a reiteration of the EU...
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Brexit: No 10 releases exchange of letters between May and Tusk/Juncker over backstop - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s Brexit speech, and her statement to MPs 11.17am GMT The Press Association has snapped these on the Tusk/Juncker letter.European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European council president Donald Tusk have released a letter offering “clarifications” to the UK’s withdrawal agreement, stating that Brussels “does not wish to see the backstop enter into force” and confirming its “determination...
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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...
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