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Geoffrey Cox accused of 'sitting on' Airbus subsidiary corruption case

Attorney general’s office has taken a year to decide whether to prosecute over Saudi dealGeoffrey Cox, the attorney general, is under pressure to explain why his department has taken a year to decide whether to approve a corruption prosecution against a subsidiary of Airbus, the European aerospace group.Anti-corruption campaigners have accused Cox of dragging his feet over the decision, which relates to allegations that the Airbus subsidiary paid multimillion-pound bribes to land a military cont...
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Geoffrey Cox accused of 'sitting on' corruption case

Attorney general’s office has taken a year to decide whether to prosecute Airbus subsidiary over deal with Saudi Arabia Related: Airbus launches internal corruption investigation after Guardian exposé Geoffrey Cox, the attorney general, is under pressure to explain why his department has taken a year to decide whether to approve a corruption prosecution against a subsidiary of Airbus, the European aerospace group. Continue reading...
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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...
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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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The Brexit vote: Chaos in London

The Brexit vote: Chaos in London Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was destroyed by a single sentence in the official legal advice offered by the chief legal officer in the UK, Attorney General Geoffrey Cox. That sentence confirmed that the UK could be stuck in the “backstop,” essentially as a vassal of the EU, permanently. Cox wrote that, despite new agreements with the EU: [T]he legal risk remains unchanged that if through no such demonstrable fai...
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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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Theresa May’s Brexit Deal Is Strongly Rejected 17 Days Before Deadline

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Parliament delivered a crushing defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union divorce deal Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos just 17 days before the U.K. is due to leave the bloc. Lawmakers rejected the deal 391-242, ignoring May’s entreaties to back the agreement and end the political chaos and economic uncertainty that Brexit has unleashed. It was a narrower outcome than the 230-vote margin of defeat for the agreement in January, before May secur...
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May Day: U.K. Parliament rejects prime minister’s Brexit deal

By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA LONDON  — Britain’s Parliament delivered a crushing defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union divorce deal Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos just 17 days before the U.K. is due to leave the bloc. Lawmakers rejected the deal 391-242, ignoring May’s entreaties to back the agreement and end the political chaos and economic uncertainty that Brexit has unleashed. It was a narrower outcome than the 230-vote margin of defeat for the agreement 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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May makes final appeal to MPs ahead of crucial Brexit deal vote

Odds of victory for PM slim after ERG and DUP say they will vote against dealFollow all the day’s political developments - liveTheresa May has made a final appeal to MPs to back her Brexit deal, even as hopes faded it will pass the Commons later on Tuesday after both the DUP and the Brexit-backing European Research Group of Conservative MPs said they could not support it.Addressing a half-full chamber with a voice half-lost due to a cold, the prime minister reiterated her warning that turning do...
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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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Ahead of a Crucial Brexit Vote, Bad News for May

The attorney general, Geoffrey Cox, rules that last-minute changes to the withdrawal agreement did not fundamentally alter the legal situation.
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UK Attorney General Throws Cold Water On May’s Brexit Deal

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s attorney general punctured Prime Minister Theresa May’s hopes of winning backing for her Brexit deal Tuesday, saying last-minute changes secured from the European Union didn’t give Britain the power to cut itself free of ties to the bloc. Geoffrey Cox said changes announced late Monday “reduce the risk” Britain could be stuck inside EU regulations indefinitely — but do not eliminate it. The two-page opinion said the U.K. could still not extract itself from the terms of th...
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Brexit: Legal risk of backstop remains 'unchanged' says Geoffrey Cox

The UK could still find itself tied to EU rules indefinitely, attorney general says ahead of vote on PM's deal.
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Brexit: Cox says risk of UK being stuck in backstop remains – Politics live

PM to put new backstop plan to cabinet and Commons as Corbyn calls on MPs to reject the dealMay secures ‘legally binding changes’ to Brexit dealA guide to this week’s crucial votesWhat are new Brexit documents that have been agreed? 11.13am GMT Speaking in the European parliament in Strasbourg, the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, joked of his late evening talks with the British prime minister:Allow me to tell you a secret: I didn’t sleep much because of Mrs May last night...
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Hunt: UK-EU relations 'could be poisoned' if Brussels fails to budge

Foreign secretary issues warning amid stalemate over Brexit backstop negotiationsJeremy Hunt has said relations with the EU will be “poisoned for many years to come” if Brussels fails to budge in the Brexit talks, as the cabinet ministers leading the negotiations put on hold tentative plans to return to the Belgian capital.Geoffrey Cox, the attorney general, and the Brexit secretary, Stephen Barclay, had been expected to resume their haggling on the Irish backstop on Friday. Continue reading...
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Labour says Bradley should resign because she no longer has credibility as NI secretary - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenBack May’s deal or risk soft Brexit, Hammond tells ToriesWhat Geoffrey Cox told MPs about Brexit talksLunchtime summaryAfternoon summary 5.09pm GMT 4.55pm GMT According to Alex Barker at the Financial Times (paywall), Geoffrey Cox, the attorney general, caused some surprise in the Brexit talks in Brussels on Tuesday night by raising the notion of “the man on the Clapham omnibus” - a longstanding concept in English law, b...
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Karen Bradley 'not fit to be NI secretary' after Troubles comment, former police ombudsman says - 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 backstopBack May’s deal or risk soft Brexit, Hammond tells ToriesLabour antisemitism: equalities watchdog opens investigationLunchtime summary 2.45pm GMT Amber Rudd has apologised. According to the Press Association, she said she was “mortified at my clumsy language” and has apologised for describing Diane Abbott as “coloured”. (See 2.42pm.) 2.42pm GMT Amber R...
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Backstop may threaten Northern Irish human rights, says Cox

Attorney general’s claims met with incredulity as talks to break Brexit deadlock stallFollow the day’s political events – latest updatesGeoffrey Cox is facing a backlash in Brussels and Dublin after claiming the Irish backstop posed a risk to the human rights of people in Northern Ireland.In the latest round of negotiations in Brussels, the attorney general told Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, the arrangement could potentially breach the European convention on human rights (EHCR). Con...
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Attorney general rejects EU Brexit deadlock complaints

Geoffrey Cox fails to gain Irish backstop concessions but says proposals are ‘clear as day’Follow the day’s political events – latest updatesThe attorney general, Geoffrey Cox, has hit back at EU complaints that his proposals to end the Brexit deadlock have been too vague, saying that negotiations in Brussels will continue throughout the weekend.Government gloom ahead of Tuesday’s crunch Commons vote on Theresa May’s revised departure deal has deepened after Cox and the Brexit secretary, Stephen...
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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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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 meaningful vote will go ahead, says No 10, despite talks stalling

PM’s spokesman says UK still looking for backstop changes after ‘robust’ discussionsDowning Street has insisted the meaningful vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal will go ahead as promised on Tuesday, despite negotiations in Brussels stumbling.The prime minister’s spokesman repeated the line on Wednesday that the government is determined to secure “legally binding changes” to the Irish backstop, despite the attorney general, Geoffrey Cox, returning empty-handed from the talks. Continue reading...
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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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