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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...
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: 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...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Northern Ireland, Jean-claude Juncker, Northern Irish politics, Liam Fox, Dominic Grieve, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Tusk, Donald Tusk


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...
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


Brexit would be similar to 'national suicide', says leading Tory pro-European Dominic Grieve - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including day three of the Brexit debateCould second referendum happen without Corbyn coming out in favour?No-deal Brexit would be ‘catastrophe’, says JunckerAfternoon summary 4.57pm GMT 4.42pm GMT In his speech to the second referendum convention in London this morning Dominic Grieve, the Conservative former attorney general, described Brexit as “national suicide”. He told the audience:My friend the prime minister has...
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Delay Brexit if deal is rejected, Dominic Grieve tells Theresa May

Tory rebel Dominic Grieve says the PM should strike 29 March as Brexit day from UK law if her deal is voted down.
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UK Tory rebel seeks Brexit delay

Tory rebel Dominic Grieve says the PM should strike 29 March as Brexit day from UK law if her deal is voted down.
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Brexit plan B debate will last only 90 minutes, says No 10

Downing Street says one amendment would be allowed to motion after defeat of PM’s dealDowning Street has said that if Theresa May’s deal were voted down, any debate over a Brexit plan B would be 90 minutes long and only one amendment would be allowed.The prime minister’s spokesman told reporters at Thursday morning’s lobby briefing that No 10’s understanding of the Dominic Grieve amendment – which requires May to outline a plan B in three working days if she is defeated – was that only a limited...
Tags: Politics, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Dominic Grieve, Article 50, Brexit


Brexit: May loses grip on deal after fresh Commons humiliation

Amendments mean PM would have with little room to move if Brexit deal rejected next weekTheresa May’s room for manoeuvre should her Brexit deal be rejected next week was further constrained on Wednesday night, after the government lost a second dramatic parliamentary showdown in as many days.An increasingly boxed-in prime minister must now set out her plan B within three working days of a defeat next Tuesday, after the rebel amendment passed. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Dominic Grieve, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Andrea Leadsom


Theresa May loses grip on Brexit deal after fresh Commons humiliation

Amendments mean PM would be left with little room to move if her Brexit deal is rejected next weekTheresa May’s room for manoeuvre should her Brexit deal be rejected next week was further constrained on Wednesday night, after the government lost a second dramatic parliamentary showdown in as many days.An increasingly boxed-in prime minister must now set out her plan B within three working days of a defeat next Tuesday, after a rebel amendment passed on Wednesday. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Dominic Grieve, Keir Starmer, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Andrea Leadsom


Tory Brexiters are calling for his head. Bercow is in his element | John Crace

Conservatives have been spitting blood over Speaker’s decision to allow Grieve amendmentSeven former Speakers of the House of Commons have been executed. To judge by the looks on the faces of many on the government benches, John Bercow came dangerously close to becoming the eighth. For well over an hour of points of order that came dangerously close to outright entropy, Tory MPs were spitting blood about the Speaker’s decision to allow an amendment by the Conservative Dominic Grieve to force the...
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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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Theresa May suffers Commons defeat over Brexit plan B

PM will have to table alternative to her deal within three days of losing vote Follow all the latest Brexit news with our live blogTheresa May will be obliged to present MPs with a new Brexit plan within three days if her current proposal is voted down next week, after a procedural amendment to the plan’s progress through the Commons was passed amid chaotic scenes.The amendment to the business motion for the plan, drawn up by the Conservative former attorney general Dominic Grieve, gives May the...
Tags: Politics, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Dominic Grieve, Article 50, Brexit


MPs to get vote on three-day deadline for May to present 'plan B'

Bercow allows debate on amendment aimed at stopping government ‘running down clock’ to no dealFollow the latest political developments - live updatesWhat to expect from Brexit debate and Commons voteThe Speaker, John Bercow, has allowed MPs to debate an amendment that could force Theresa May to present a new Brexit plan within three days if her current proposal is voted down, a decision likely to enrage the government.Bercow has selected an amendment led by the Conservative MP Dominic Grieve to ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Conservative, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, John Bercow, Bercow, Dominic Grieve, Article 50, Brexit


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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Leadsom says Grieve amendment will not let MPs block no-deal Brexit – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s politics, with Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and second day of Commons debate on Brexit deal‘Humiliation on a historic scale’: what the papers sayThe Guardian view on Brexit: the beginning of the end 11.20am GMT My colleague Lisa O’Carroll has been listening to Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, at the Commons international trade committee this morning. Here are some of the highlights.Liam Fox tells select committee he thinks Commons is trying ...
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Theresa May opens main Brexit debate after three Commons defeats – as it happened

Rolling coverage of the day’s politics, as Theresa May opens five-day debate on Brexit deal Full Brexit legal advice to be published after government loses voteBBC cancels Brexit debate plansWhat happens if May’s deal is rejected? 9.02pm GMT We’re going to close down this live blog now. Here’s a summary of the most important events on a damaging day for the government: Related: Theresa May staggers on after three Brexit defeats in single day 8.36pm GMT Closing, Blackford calls for a s...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Scotland, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Bbc, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, Office for Budget Responsibility, Dominic Grieve, Article 50, Brexit


Theresa May staggers on after three Brexit defeats in single day

Government found to be in contempt of parliament before PM opens five-day debate Theresa May has suffered an extraordinary three parliamentary defeats in a single day, as rebellious MPs at Westminster sought to wrest back control of Brexit.The start of a five-day debate on May’s deal was delayed by several hours, as MPs passed a historic motion finding the government in contempt of parliament for failing to publish in full the legal advice on Brexit. Continue reading...
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Theresa May opens main Brexit debate after three Commons defeats – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s politics, as Theresa May opens five-day debate on Brexit deal Full Brexit legal advice to be published after government loses voteBBC cancels Brexit debate plansWhat happens if May’s deal is rejected? 6.20pm GMT Back in the debate May says the backstop is not a trick to keep the UK in the EU. It is something that gives the UK some benefits of EU membership without the obligations. The EU won’t want it to continue for long if it is implemented, May says. 6.19pm ...
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Government found in contempt of parliament over Brexit legal advice – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s politics, as Theresa May opens five-day debate on Brexit deal Full Brexit legal advice to be published after government loses voteBBC cancels Brexit debate plansWhat happens if May’s deal is rejected? 5.23pm GMT Sir Oliver Letwin, the Conservative former cabinet minister, spoke in favour of the Grieve amendment. He said that, if MPs do not support Theresa May’s deal, there had to be a mechanism that would allow the Commons to unite around an alternative way forw...
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UK won't be seen as 'reliable partner' for trade if it refuses to pay EU after no deal Brexit, Hammond says - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenDowning Street lobby briefing - SummaryLunchtime summaryAfternoon summary 7.03pm GMT 7.02pm GMT This is from HuffPost’s Paul Waugh. Brexiteer backbencher @SimonClarkeMP asks Hammond isn't it the truth that your own preference is to stay in the Customs Union?"That's not the Government's position," Hammond replies. Make of that answer what you will... Continue reading...
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Brexit: MPs will get 'adequate' time to consider the deal, Hammond says - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenDowning Street lobby briefing - SummaryLunchtime summary 5.25pm GMT Q: You have cut taxes, and those cuts will mostly benefit the wealthy. As an MP, I cannot persuade you to allocate money from one area to another. You have framed the finance bill in a way that makes this hard. Is that because there are so many Tory MPs who don’t agree with your priorities. Shouldn’t parliament have the right to amend this budget, so that mon...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Budget, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Philip Hammond, Dominic Grieve, Leo Varadkar, Brexit, Hammond, Budget 2018, Streeting


Brexit: Irish PM tells May UK won't be allowed unilateral opt-out from Irish backstop - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenDowning Street lobby briefing - SummaryLunchtime summary 2.11pm GMT 1.55pm GMT There will be an urgent question in the Commons at 3.30pm on what will happen to EU nationals in the event of there being a no deal Brexit, prompted by Caroline Nokes’ much-criticised evidence to the home affairs committee on this subject last week. Sajid Javid, the home secretary, has already had to correct his junior minister and declared th...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Philip Hammond, Sajid Javid, Dominic Grieve, Leo Varadkar, Brexit, Caroline Nokes


Campaign tool supplied to UK’s governing party by Trump-Pence app dev quietly taken out of service

An app that the UK’s governing party launched last year — for Conservative Party activists to gamify, ‘socialize’ and co-ordinate their campaigning activity — has been quietly pulled from app stores. Its vanishing was flagged to us earlier today, by Twitter user Sarah Parks, who noticed that, when loaded, the Campaigner app now displays a message informing users the supplier is “no longer supporting clients based in Europe”. “So we’re taking this opportunity to refresh our campaigning app,” it a...
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Campaign tool supplied to UK’s governing party by Trump-Pence app dev quietly taken out of service — thanks to GDPR

An app that the UK’s governing party launched last year — for Conservative Party activists to gamify, ‘socialize’ and co-ordinate their campaigning activity — has been quietly pulled from app stores. Its vanishing was flagged to us earlier today, by Twitter user Sarah Parks, who noticed that, when loaded, the Campaigner app now displays a message informing users the supplier is “no longer supporting clients based in Europe”. “So we’re taking this opportunity to refresh our campaigning app,” it a...
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Lord Hain branded 'arrogant' for naming Sir Philip Green

Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve says Lord Hain showed "no regard for judicial process".
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Criticism mounts over UK's post-9/11 role in torture and rendition

ISC chair Dominic Grieve says the actions of former ministers and spy chiefs were ‘inexcusable’British ministers and spy chiefs in power after 9/11 are facing new calls to explain their “inexcusable” actions after two damning parliamentary reports set out the scale of UK involvement in the torture and kidnap of terrorist suspects.Theresa May is also under fire for blocking key intelligence figures from giving evidence to the parliamentary intelligence and security committee (ISC), which produced...
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