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Tory MPs vow to quit party if Boris Johnson becomes leader

With many MPs convinced that PM’s days are numbered some are saying they will not stay in party run by ‘Brexit ultras’Conservative MPs are orchestrating against a potential leadership campaign by Boris Johnson, with several talking of resigning the whip if he were to become party leader.With Tories convinced that Theresa May’s days in No 10 are numbered, MPs are feverishly discussing who will seek to replace her, how organised the teams are and whether a general election would be necessary. Cont...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Sajid Javid, David Davis, Brexit, Conservative Leadership, Liz Truss, Andrea Leadsom, Dominic Raab, Jacob Rees-Mogg


Brexit: Ian Paisley warns over no-deal direct rule comments

The DUP MP said Michael Gove's claim no deal could lead to more involvement for Dublin in NI was "insulting".
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MPs told to pass Brexit deal by next Wednesday or face long article 50 extension - as it happened

MPs vote by 321 to 278 to rule out no deal despite government whipping Tory MPs against motion, following 312-308 win for Spelman amendmentFull story: May’s final warning to Tory rebels: back me or lose BrexitHow did each MP vote?What were the no-deal amendments?Evening summary 1.57am GMT Folks, it’s time to wrap up the blog for the night. I’ll be back in a few hours to launch a new Politics live blog, bringing you all of Thursday’s Brexit and other political news. A reminder of what’s on th...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, Philip Hammond, Salvador Dalí


Brexit: MPs told to pass deal by next Wednesday or face long article 50 extension - Politics live

MPs vote by 321 to 278 to rule out no deal despite government whipping Tory MPs against motion, following 312-308 win for Spelman amendmentHow did each MP vote?What were the no-deal amendments? 8.25pm GMT The division lists for tonight’s three votes should be on the Commons website here (although it has been crashing). 8.23pm GMT This is from Alasdair de Costa at the Institute for Government showing how cabinet ministers voted on the main motion.Five attending members of the Cabinet did ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, Philip Hammond, Pmqs


Brexit: May suffers fresh defeat as MPs rule out no deal by majority of four – Politics live

MPs vote 312-308 for Spelman amendment after May’s withdrawal-deal defeatThe no-deal amendmentsMay to vote against no dealCivil service left floundering 7.23pm GMT MPs are now voting on the Green amendment (aka the Malthouse compromise one).This is what it says.At end, add “; notes the steps taken by the government, the EU and its member states to minimise any disruption that may occur should the UK leave the EU without an agreed withdrawal agreement and proposes that the government should b...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove


Brexit: Direct rule for Northern Ireland 'real possibility'

Michael Gove has warned that Northern Ireland may need to be governed directly from London.
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Brexit: Hammond hints PM should back softer exit, saying MPs should 'map out consensus' – Politics live

MPs to have fresh vote on nation’s future after Theresa May’s withdrawal proposal was defeated on TuesdayPhilip Hammond’s spring statement: follow live on our business blogHow did each MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?Civil service stressed and floundering amid Brexit paralysis 2.17pm GMT This is from Guy Verhofstadt, the European parliament’s lead Brexit spokesman, commenting on an Instagram post from Donald Tusk, the European council president.Sometimes it takes a child to put everything in pe...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, Michael Gove, Philip Hammond, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Hammond


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...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Law, Buzzfeed, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland


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...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Law, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, Sinn Féin, Northern Irish politics


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...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Law, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, United Kingdom, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, Northern Irish politics


May and Juncker give press conference on changes to Brexit deal – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the build-up to tomorrow’s key Brexit voteMay secures ‘legally binding changes’ to Brexit dealA guide to this week’s crucial votesBrexit talks ‘deadlocked’, says Downing Street 11.12pm GMT The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has responded to May’s statement, saying her “negotiations have failed”.This evening’s agreement with the European Commission does not contain anything approaching the changes Theresa May promis...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, Michael Gove, European Commission, Parliament, Article 50, Leo Varadkar, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, John Mcdonnell, May


May secures ‘legally binding changes’ in Strasbourg to Brexit deal – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the build-up to tomorrow’s key Brexit voteA guide to this week’s crucial votesBrexit talks ‘deadlocked’, says Downing Street 10.16pm GMT Starmer is saying he does not believe the evening’s developments would allow the attorney general to change his legal advice.Lidington had said the Cox would be publishing advice ahead of Tuesday’s debate, but needed time to consider the new changes.The attorney general will publ...
Tags: Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Michael Gove, Strasbourg, Article 50, Leo Varadkar, Brexit, John Mcdonnell, Donald Tusk, Cox, Jean Claude Juncker, Starmer, Dominic Raab


Brexit: No 10 confirms May flying to Strasbourg for talks with Juncker, but stresses deal not in bag - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the build-up to tomorrow’s key Brexit voteA guide to this week’s crucial votesBrexit talks ‘deadlocked’, says Downing Street 5.13pm GMT Theresa May is expected to arrive in Strasbourg around 9pm local time, or 8pm UK times. She has just left, according to a Number 10 source.Downing Street are stressing that her decision to go does not mean that there will definitely be a deal. But it does mean there is a basis “fo...
Tags: Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Bbc, Theresa May, Michael Gove, Strasbourg, Article 50, Leo Varadkar, Brexit, John Mcdonnell, Laura Kuenssberg, Juncker, Dominic Raab


May set for talks with Juncker in Strasbourg later today on possible Brexit deal, Dublin says - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the build-up to tomorrow’s key Brexit voteA guide to this week’s crucial votesBrexit talks ‘deadlocked’, says Downing Street 2.06pm GMT Jeremy Corbyn says he wants Theresa May to respond to his urgent question personally.The Prime Minister cannot keep dodging scrutiny after failing to get changes to her overwhelmingly rejected deal.Theresa May must come to Parliament this afternoon and face up to the mess her gove...
Tags: Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, Itv, Michael Gove, Strasbourg, Parliament, Dublin, Article 50, Robert Peston, Leo Varadkar, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


Delay Brexit to save environment, green charities urge PM

Government has failed to live up to its protection standards promise say green organisationsFive leading green organisations have called on Theresa May to delay Brexit to avoid losing environmental protections created by “decades of campaigning”.Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace UK, Green Alliance, E3G and ChemTrust have said the prime minister should try to extend article 50 because the government has failed to live up to its promise that existing environmental standards would be maintained and ...
Tags: Politics, Environment, UK News, Theresa May, Michael Gove, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Environmental Activism, Brexit, Earth Greenpeace UK Green Alliance


What are Brexit contingency plans for retailers and farmers?

With fears over long delays, high trade tariffs and a lack of migrant workers, here’s what firms are doingWelsh farmers brace themselves for BrexitIrish milk firm fears ‘lights out’The UK food industry has begged the government to avoid a no-deal Brexit, warning it could lead to food shortages and price rises. Nearly a third of the food Britons eat comes from the EU. In March, when the UK is set to exit the trading bloc, the proportion is far higher because most British crops are not yet ready t...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Environment, Eu, European Union, UK News, Supermarkets, Retail industry, Farming, Michael Gove, Brexit, EU Continue, British Retail Consortium


Brexit: UK will apply food tariffs in case of no deal

Michael Gove has promised to protect farmers from cheap food imports.
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'No deal' tariffs for food - but what about for others?

Michael Gove has promised to protect farmers from cheap food imports
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UK farmers promised 'no deal' protection

Michael Gove has promised to protect farmers from cheap food imports.
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UK will apply food tariffs in case of no deal, Michael Gove says

Speaking at NFU conference, Gove says tariffs would be put in place to protect UK farmersThe government will apply tariffs to food imports to protect British farmers in a no-deal scenario, the environment secretary, Michael Gove, has confirmed.And, contrary to claims by hard Brexiters, he warned that delays were likely in Calais because of mandatory EU checks on food imports on the French side of the channel. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Farming, Michael Gove, Calais, Article 50, Brexit, Gove, Nfu, Trade Policy


Sustainability is key to the fisheries bill | Letters

If the government’s plans are implemented, our marine environment will be less protected after Brexit than it is now, say signatories including Sandy Luk of the Marine Conservation SocietyIn a few weeks the government’s fisheries bill will return to the House of Commons. The environment secretary, Michael Gove, has claimed that his plans enable the UK to “take back control” of its waters and establish a worldwide “gold standard” for sustainable fisheries. It is a crucial part of the government’s...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Environment, European Union, UK News, Fish, Foreign Policy, Conservation, House Of Commons, Michael Gove, Article 50, Brexit, Thornton, Fishing Industry, Sandy Luk


Ministers agree to consider Lib Dem plans for new referendum

Vince Cable says move follows cross-party talks on Brexit deadlock optionsCabinet ministers involved in cross-party talks on how to break the Brexit deadlock have given the first indication that they are prepared to examine plans for a potential second referendum on the UK’s departure from the EU, according to the Liberal Democrat leader, Sir Vince Cable.The offer to examine a possible timetable for a second vote drawn up by the Lib Dems was made during discussions between senior Liberal Democra...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Liberal Democrats, Michael Gove, Vince Cable, Brexit, Cabinet Office, Vince, Lib Dem, David Lidington


No-deal Brexit could put Mother's Day flowers at risk

Seamless import of flowers from Netherlands will suffer with chaos of no-deal scenario, say exportersMeet Brexit’s latest potential victim: the Mother’s Day bouquet. While the tumult in Westminster is keeping political pundits in clover, the decision by MPs to vote down Theresa May’s deal this week has sent petals flying among Dutch exporters, who are responsible for 80% of the flowers sold in British shops.As risk of a no-deal Brexit was raised, LTO Nederland, the organisation that represents D...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, International Trade, Economics, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Netherlands, Michael Gove, Westminster, Article 50, Brexit


May calls on MPs from all parties to 'put self-interest aside' – as it happened

Government defeats Labour’s no-confidence motion with 325 to 306 votes amid uncertainty over next stepsFull story: Theresa May’s government survives voteObsession, vanity or grit: what makes May tick?How did your MP vote?Extracts from Tom Watson’s damning speech on MayEvening summary 12.56am GMT We’re going to wrap things up, folks. Thank you for following along. Andrew Sparrow will be back in the morning to shepherd us all through the day’s political happenings. Until then, thanks for readi...
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Brexit: May calls on MPs from all parties to 'put self-interest aside' – Politics live

Government defeats Labour’s no-confidence motion with 325 to 306 votes amid uncertainty over next stepsFull story: Theresa May’s government survives voteObsession, vanity or grit: what makes May tick?How did your MP vote?Extracts from Tom Watson’s damning speech on MayEvening summary 10.25pm GMT Here are some takes on Theresa May’s statement:How many times has @theresa_may sworn blind her Brexit deal is only one on offer from EU? Well tonight she confirmed she will talk to all party leaders,...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Bbc, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tom Watson, Michael Gove, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


Labour rebuffs May offer of plan B Brexit talks after no-confidence motion fails – Politics live

Government defeats Labour’s no-confidence motion with 325 to 306 votes amid uncertainty over next stepsFull story: Theresa May’s government survives voteObsession, vanity or grit: what makes May tick?How did your MP vote?Extracts from Tom Watson’s damning speech on MayEvening summary 9.22pm GMT A Number 10 spokeswoman has confirmed that Theresa May is to make a statement in Downing Street at 10pm. 9.18pm GMT The Scottish National Party has called on Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to supp...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Scotland, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Tom Watson, Michael Gove, SNP, Downing Street, Article 50