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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: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour, Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin


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...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour, Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin


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: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour, Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin


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...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour, Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin


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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PM concedes lack of support for deal as MPs seek to take control

Theresa May says she is sceptical about ‘indicative votes’ plan but edges closer to ruling out no-deal BrexitFollow all the day’s political developments - live updatesTheresa May has urged MPs not to condemn Britain to a “slow Brexit” this week, as she conceded she did not yet have the support in parliament to bring back her deal for a third meaningful vote.After gathering Brexit-backing grandees at her country retreat of Chequers on Sunday, and speaking to the DUP leader, Arlene Foster, and the...
Tags: Brexit, Theresa May, House of Commons, UK news, Article 50, European Union, Foreign policy, Politics


Jeremy Corbyn egging: Brexiteer jailed for 28 days

John Murphy admits assaulting the Labour leader at a Muslim centre and is jailed for 28 days.


Brexit: May tells MPs she does not have enough support to win third meaningful vote – live news

Rolling coverage including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit and MPs voting on whether parliament should take control of the processGovernment could ignore indicative Brexit votes, says Liam FoxMPs poised to take control and vote on Brexit optionsToday’s amendments tabled so farBrussels confirms return of border checks under no-deal Brexit 3.40pm GMT May says this is her first address to MPs since her speech on Wednesday last week, when she blamed them for blocking Brexit.She says ...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, Theresa May, Conservatives, European Union, Europe, Article 50, House of Commons, Boris Johnson, Labour


Brexit supporter who egged Jeremy Corbyn admits assault charge

John Murphy, 31, hit Labour leader with egg after visit to London mosque this monthA Brexit supporter who egged Jeremy Corbyn while yelling “respect the vote” has admitted an assault charge.John Murphy hit the Labour leader with an egg after he visited a mosque in his Islington North constituency on 3 March. Continue reading...
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Five opposition parties call on UK to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Corbyn, Cable and other leaders write to Jeremy Hunt about ‘morally reprehensible’ policyFive opposition parties in Westminster have called on the UK to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia on the fourth anniversary of the Yemen civil war, saying it has contributed to a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.The letter signed by leaders of the Labour party, Scottish National party, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Green party, comes as a fragile truce negotiated in December hangs by a thread. Continue...
Tags: Arms trade, Saudi Arabia, Foreign policy, Middle East and North Africa, World news, UK news, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Scottish National party (SNP, Plaid Cymru, Green party, Jeremy Hunt


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...
Tags: Brexit, Article 50, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Politics, UK news, World news, Theresa May, Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin, Conservatives, Labour


Labour could fight snap election with pledge to hold second referendum

Keir Starmer says party is clear any deal should be subject to a confirmatory public voteLabour could fight a snap general election pledging to hold a public vote on any Brexit deal, Keir Starmer has said, saying the party was now clear that any deal should be subject to a confirmatory referendum.Speaking after a mass demonstration in London in support of a second vote, which was addressed by the party’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, the shadow Brexit secretary was asked if he could guarantee there...
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Corbyn’s team split over soft Brexit

Shadow cabinet will clash this week over Norway-style deal or second referendumJeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet is set to clash again over Brexit this week, with supporters of a second referendum concerned that the Labour leadership will opt to facilitate a soft Brexit. With senior Labour figures openly calling for another public vote at the anti-Brexit march in London on Saturday, other influential MPs believe Corbyn’s inner circle is actually warming to a Norway-style Brexit that would see Brita...
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People's vote Brexit rally draws 1 million marchers – video report

Official figures put the numbers at the people's vote Brexit march on Saturday at over 1 million. People from across the UK travelled to central London to demand a second vote on whether the UK should leave the EUAs hundreds of thousands march in London, what next for Brexit? Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Brexit, European Union, Politics, UK news, Nicola Sturgeon, Tom Watson, Labour


Corbyn’s cabinet set for another huge rift over Brexit

Commons votes will force Labour to decide between a soft Brexit or second referendumJeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet is set to clash again over Brexit this week, with supporters of a second referendum concerned that the party will opt to facilitate a soft Brexit.With senior Labour figures openly calling for another public vote at the anti-Brexit march in London yesterday, other influential MPs believe the frontbench is actually warming to a Norway-style Brexit that would see Britain leave the EU, ...
Tags: Labour, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Sadiq Khan, UK news, Politics, European Union


May urges MPs to back her deal to secure Brexit delay until 22 May – as it happened

If the deal is not passed then Brexit would be delayed only until 12 April, she has agreed with EUMacron says UK heading for no deal if MPs reject May’s planCorbyn refuses to rule out revoking article 50May refuses to revoke article 50 despite 2m signing petition 12.57am GMT We’re going to close down this live blog after a Brexit marathon at the EU summit in Brussels. Here’s a summary of the day’s events: Related: May's appeal falls flat as EU seizes control of Brexit date 12.06am GMT ...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Theresa May, Conservatives, Jeremy Corbyn, Labour, Article 50, Emmanuel Macron, Confederation of British Industry (CBI, TUC


May urges MPs to back her deal to secure Brexit delay until 22 May – Politics live

If the deal is not passed then Brexit would be delayed only until 12 April, she has agreed with EUMacron says UK heading for no deal if MPs reject May’s planCorbyn refuses to rule out revoking article 50May refuses to revoke article 50 despite 2m signing petition 12.06am GMT Here’s the snap analysis from my colleague, Heather Stewart:Notably softer tone from PM tonight after last night’s bombast - understands MPs’ frustrations; doesn’t *rule out* a longer extension, just says she “believes s...
Tags: Politics, UK news, Brexit, European Union, Europe, Foreign policy, Theresa May, Conservatives, Jeremy Corbyn, Labour, Article 50, Emmanuel Macron, Confederation of British Industry (CBI, TUC


EU agrees to delay Brexit until 22 May if deal is passed, or to 12 April if it isn't – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May at the Brussels summit where EU leaders have agreed to delay Brexit by extending article 50 Macron says UK heading for no deal if MPs reject May’s planCorbyn refuses to rule out revoking article 50‘Revoke article 50’: petition exceeds 1m signatures amid site crashes 11.17pm GMT May is asked to rank in order of preference her choices – leaving the EU with or without a deal, delaying Brexit and revoking ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, TUC, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Emmanuel Macron


Brexit extension talks run on as France and Belgium push for 7 May deadline - 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 extensionMacron says UK heading for no deal if MPs reject May’s planCorbyn refuses to rule out revoking article 50‘Revoke article 50’: petition exceeds 1m signatures amid site crashes 8.16pm GMT Here in Brussels, where it’s now past 8pm, we’ve been patiently awaiting a joint press conference from Jean-...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, France, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, TUC, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brussels, Article 50


Brexit: Talks overrun as EU leaders discuss UK request for article 50 extension - 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 extensionMacron says UK heading for no deal if MPs reject May’s planCorbyn refuses to rule out revoking article 50‘Revoke article 50’: petition exceeds 1m signatures amid site crashes 7.18pm GMT More reports on what seems to be going on in the EU27 discussion.These are from the Sun’s Nick Gutteridge.La...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Sun, TUC, Brussels, Article 50, European Parliament, Brexit


UK will change tack on UN motions criticising Israel, says Jeremy Hunt

Policy will be to vote against claims of rights abuses by Israel brought under special protocolThe UK will oppose motions criticising rights abuses in the West Bank and Gaza that are brought to the UN’s human rights council under a special procedure dedicated to Israel’s behaviour in the occupied territories, Jeremy Hunt has said.The move is likely to delight the Trump administration, which quit the human rights council in June last year, citing its approach to Israel. It also appears aimed at c...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Israel, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Labour, Gaza, West Bank, United Nations, Un, Jeremy Hunt, Trump


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...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Green, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, David Lammy, WTO, Vince Cable, Brussels


Brexit: Macron says UK heading for no deal if MPs defy May, as PM arrives in Brussels - 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 4.09pm GMT The Telegraph’s James Rothwell has another line f...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Emmanuel Macron, Macron


Macron says UK heading for no deal if MPs defy May, as PM arrives in Brussels - 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 agreement 2.13pm GMT Jean-Claude Juncker, the European commission, president, said there would have to be another summit if there is a vote against the Brexit deal...
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May arrives at EU summit saying UK must 'deliver Brexit' for the people - 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 extension 1.06pm GMT Stefan Lofven, the Swedish prime minister, said a short article 50 extension would depend on MPs backing the Brexit deal as he arrived at the EU summit. He said:An extension would also depend upon the voting in the House of Commons because we believe it is very important that the H...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Stefan Lofven


Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn walks out of party leaders' meeting – Politics live

Rolling updates on the day’s political events, including Labour leader leaving meeting and May’s letter to the EU asking to delay Brexit until 30 JuneFull story: May asks EU for Brexit delay until 30 JuneKey points in May’s letter to the EUDonald Tusk’s statement - Full textWhat Tusk’s announcement means - Snap analysis 8.25pm GMT The PM is running late and is rumoured to keep things short and snappy. PM statement delayed to 2030. Am told to expect a relatively short one. 8.18pm GMT Ther...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Jean-claude Juncker, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Tusk, Andrea Leadsom


Brexit: EU to allow short article 50 extension only if MPs vote for deal, says Tusk – Politics live

Theresa May writes to the EU asking to delay Brexit until 30 June, and tells MPs at PMQs public would find long delay unacceptableFull story: May asks EU for Brexit delay until 30 JuneKey points in May’s letter to the EUExplainer: what happens next?PMQs verdictDonald Tusk’s statement - Full textWhat Tusk’s announcement means - Snap analysis 6.21pm GMT Donald Tusk, the president of the European council, has now released the text of the letter he has sent to EU leaders ahead of the summit star...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Jean-claude Juncker, Strasbourg, Article 50, Brexit, Tusk, Jeremy Corbyn


Pensioner fined over race-hate emails to MSP Anas Sarwar

Donald Brown told Scottish Labour's Anas Sarwar to "go back to Pakistan because you're probably happier amongst your own kind".
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Stephen Hepburn: Sex harassment claims investigated by Labour

Jarrow MP Stephen Hepburn is accused of targeting a female party member in a restaurant in 2005.
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Snapchat admits its age verification safeguards are effectively useless

Snap executives Stephen Collins and Will Scougal were grilled by UK lawmakers on Snapchat's age-verification process. Collins admitted that the system is effectively useless in stopping underage users from signing up to the Snapchat app. He said the systems might catch underage users out if they try to sign up via a web browser — but admitted the mobile app is more popular. Two top Snap executives were grilled by a UK parliamentary committee on Tuesday about failures in Snapchat's age-verific...
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