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DUP backing will not secure May's Brexit deal, says Jim Wells

Senior DUP member says he believes up to 30 Conservatives will still vote against planA senior Democratic Unionist has predicted that even if the party backs Theresa May’s Brexit plan in a third Commons vote it will be defeated because of the number of Conservative rebels.Amid a final scramble by the prime minister to bring her informal coalition partners onboard before a probable vote this week, Jim Wells, a DUP member of the Northern Ireland assembly, said he believed up to 30 Tories would sti...
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Brexit: ministers trying to win over DUP in talks on legal guarantees

Discussions likely to cover role of Northern Ireland assembly if Irish backstop were usedThe Democratic Unionist party is to continue intensive talks to try to reach an agreement to allow it to back Theresa May’s Brexit deal, with discussions focusing on domestic legal guarantees that Northern Ireland will have no regulatory divergence with the rest of the UK.Downing Street is hopeful that the support of the DUP is key to unlocking the backing of many Conservative Brexiters when May brings her d...
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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...
Tags: Politics, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, Philip Hammond, Northern Irish politics, Downing Street, Brexit, DUP, Democratic Unionist party, Democratic Unionist party (DUP, Geoffrey Cox


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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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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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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Anti-English sentiment in Ireland had healed. But Brexit has brought it all flooding back | Una Mullally

Karen Bradley’s gaffe exemplifies the political ignorance about our island that has fanned unhelpful hostilityBrexit has created many nightmares, but a particularly unpleasant one is the rise of anti-English sentiment in Ireland. British-Irish relations have not just cooled on a diplomatic and political level, but among the Irish population. The anti-Englishness born of past oppression had, we thought, been confined to the past but has resurfaced. And whose fault is that? The emotional trauma of...
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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...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Philip Hammond, Boris Johnson, Northern Irish politics, Diane Abbott, Jeremy Vine, Rudd, Brexit, Press Association


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: 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...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, The Times, Northern Irish politics, Employment law, Pmqs, Brexit, Press Association


PMQs: Theresa May faces Jeremy Corbyn as Brussels Brexit talks fail to show progress - 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 12.16pm GMT Corbyn says the police clearly don’t have enough resources. He quotes the former chief prosecutor in Manchester, who lost a relative to knife crime. He said cuts in police numbers meant they did not get the...
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Brexit: Cox says backstop talks with EU were 'robust', implying no breakthrough yet - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQsDUP won’t back Brexit without guarantees on backstopFood fight: doubts grow over post-Brexit standards 11.18am GMT At the international trade committee Liam Fox was asked about reports that the Department for International Trade spent more than £100,000 on a podcast that was downloaded fewer than 9,000 times. Was that value for money? Fox replied:It depends how many of the busi...
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Derry Girls join Northern Ireland abortion protest

Cast members march on Westminster to lobby secretary of state for law overhaulStars of the hit television show Derry Girls have joined a group of female MPs in a march on Westminster calling for the extension of abortion rights to Northern Ireland. Related: Pro-choice activists hope Ireland’s success can be replicated in North Continue reading...
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Liam Adams, brother of ex-Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, dies

Former activist, who was jailed for raping daughter, has died from cancer in Belfast hospiceLiam Adams, the brother of the former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, has died in custody while serving a 16-year sentence for raping his own daughter.The 63-year-old had cancer and was moved from Maghaberry prison to a hospice in Belfast this month. Continue reading...
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Vote giving MPs chance to force May's hand on Brexit set to be delayed

Brexit-sceptic Tories want to delay tabling of motion to give PM more time for negotiationsA crunch vote in which MPs could force Theresa May’s hand on Brexit is set to be delayed until the end of the month or even later, it has emerged, as the prime minister travelled to Dublin for urgent talks with fewer than 50 days left to departure from the EU.Under the timetable agreed by the government, May must either present a revised Brexit deal to the Commons on Thursday, which appears unlikely to hap...
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Tusk warns of 'special place in hell' for those who backed Brexit without a plan

EU leader also takes aim at Jeremy Corbyn and says there is no new offer to UKFollow the latest political developments - live updatesThe EU’s frustration with Westminster erupted into the open as Donald Tusk warned of a “special place in hell” for politicians who promoted Brexit “without even a sketch of a plan”, just 24 hours before his crunch meeting with Theresa May in Brussels.The European council president insisted that the EU was not “making any new offer” to Britain, and demanded a “reali...
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Brexiters hit back at Tusk after he says they deserve 'special place in hell' for failing to have a plan - Politics live

Comments come as David Lidington and Emily Thornberry deputise for party leaders at PMQs‘Special place in hell’ for those who promoted no-plan Brexit, says TuskTusk’s press statement - SummaryLunchtime summary 3.58pm GMT Sajid Javid, the home secretary, has declared Donald Tusk’s anti-Brexiter comment “out of order”.Out of order https://t.co/ljFLuactH5 3.45pm GMT Here is the quote from Jean-Claude Juncker on Donald Tusk’s “special place in hell” [email protected] "I'm less catholic tha...
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Donald Tusk: 'special place in hell' for those who promoted Brexit without plan

European council president also says remain movement has no effective leadershipFollow the latest political developments - live updatesDonald Tusk, the European council president, has said there was a “special place in hell” for politicians who promoted Brexit “without even a sketch of a plan”, while he reiterated the EU’s refusal to renegotiate the withdrawal treaty.Speaking to journalists after meeting the Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, Tusk also took aim at Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn,...
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Donald Tusk: special place in hell for those who backed Brexit without plan

European council president also says remain movement has no effective leadershipFollow the latest political developments - live updatesDonald Tusk, the European council president, has said there is a “special place in hell” for politicians who promoted Brexit “without even a sketch of a plan”, while he reiterated the EU’s refusal to renegotiate the withdrawal treaty. Related: Brexit: May's pledge on Irish border threatens to reopen Tory rift Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Northern Irish politics, Leo Varadkar, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Donald Tusk


Brexit: May says she wants changes to backstop, not removal – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s Brexit speech in Northern IrelandMay to promise Brexit deal that Northern Ireland can supportArlene Foster’s Today interview - Summary and analysisDowning Street lobby briefing - Summary 3.56pm GMT The audience of Northern Ireland business owners and executives gave lukewarm applause to the prime minister’s speech.Several expressed frustration that her plan to avoid a hard border and disruption to tr...
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Theresa May delivers Brexit speech in Northern Ireland - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s Brexit speech in Northern IrelandMay to promise Brexit deal that Northern Ireland can supportArlene Foster’s Today interview - Summary and analysisDowning Street lobby briefing - Summary 3.18pm GMT May says she also wants the strongest possible bilateral relationship with Ireland. The UK’s relationship with it is deeper than its relationship with any other member of the EU27. 3.17pm GMT May says,...
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Brexit: Theresa May to visit Brussels on Thursday for talks with Jean-Claude Juncker - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s Brexit speech in Northern IrelandMay to promise Brexit deal that Northern Ireland can supportArlene Foster’s Today interview - Summary and analysis 11.57am GMT Ryan Heath, Politico Europe’s political editor, thinks Theresa May’s visit to Brussels on Thursday will be pointless.What, really, is the point of Theresa May visiting Brussels on Thursday?There is no evidence of a specific new demand, no evid...
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Jeremy Hunt admits Brexit may be delayed to avoid no deal

Foreign secretary says article 50 extension may be necessary if deal agreed close to deadlineFollow all the latest on Brexit with our live blogThe foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has admitted article 50 may have to be extended to avoid the UK crashing out of the EU without a deal on 29 March.The government had consistently ruled out seeking an extension and on Tuesday whipped its MPs to vote down an amendment to ask for a delay. But, speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Hunt conceded a del...
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