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Brexit: People's Vote MPs drop plan to table second referendum amendment – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenA quarter of the UK cabinet went to Davos: what are they doing there? 12.12pm GMT Richard Harrington, the business minister, said this morning he was “delighted” when he read the boss of Airbus branding the UK government’s handling of Brexit a “disgrace”. Speaking to an audience of German industrialists, he said that no deal must be stopped and he was prepared to be sacked for saying so. This is a disaster for business. I am ...
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EU takes Britain to top court over commodities tax breaks

The decision comes amid growing doubts over whether Prime Minister Theresa May can win support for the Brexit deal she negotiated with the EU
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Brexit: People's Vote MPs drop plan to table second referendum amendment for vote next week - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 11.15am GMT Tony Blair, the former Labour prime minister who is opposed to Brexit and calling for a second referendum, has said that he thinks the chances of a “people’s vote” being held are now higher than 50%. Speaking at Davos, when asked if he stood by a previous statement saying there was a “50/50 chance” of it happening, he replied:No, I would say it’s probably somewhat increased, but I mean when I said 50% most people...
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Brexit: Theresa May meets union leaders for talks

The PM continues meetings over her deal as the chancellor promotes the UK to businesses in Davos.
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Brexit: Theresa May to meet union leaders for talks

The PM continues meetings over her deal as the chancellor promotes the UK to businesses in Davos.
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EU leaders and business chiefs are turning up the heat over Brexit

European business and political leaders are ratcheting up the pressure on UK Prime Minister Theresa May to deliver an orderly Brexit.
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Michel Barnier says opposing no-deal Brexit will not stop it in March

EU’s chief negotiator warns UK will crash out unless ‘positive majority’ of MPs agree on new visionAll the latest news on Brexit – live updatesMichel Barnier has warned that the move led by Labour MP Yvette Cooper to block the prime minister from delivering a no-deal Brexit is doomed to fail unless a majority for an alternative agreement is found.The EU’s chief negotiator, in a speech in Brussels, said the “default” for the UK was still crashing out if MPs could not coalesce around a new vision ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Eu, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, Yvette Cooper, Northern Ireland, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, Michel Barnier, Barnier


Sturgeon and May clash over indyref2 ahead of Brexit talks

Nicola Sturgeon says Theresa May is "running scared" after she spoke out against a new independence vote.
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May should close parliament if necessary to stop bill blocking no deal Brexit, says Rees-Mogg - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenDelaying Brexit would be even worse than no deal, says Liam FoxMichel Barnier’s Luxembourg Times interview - SummaryPMQs verdict 4.17pm GMT Barclay is talking about the proposal to keep the EU in the customs union. He says, if the government pivots in one direction, as well as picking up votes, it may lose them. 4.12pm GMT Q: How is the process working?Barclay says there is an interplay. The EU want to know what the Commo...
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Corbyn: May trying to ‘run down clock’ with no-deal Brexit threat

PM lambasts Corbyn for being ‘willing to sit down with Hamas’, yet not with herJeremy Corbyn has accused Theresa May of closing down solutions to the Brexit impasse by refusing to countenance customs union membership or to rule out no-deal, saying these could command majority support in the Commons.Again using all his time at prime minister’s questions to focus on the stalled Brexit strategy, Corbyn argued that May’s promise to liaise with other parties was meaningless if she declined to abandon...
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Delaying Brexit won't solve anything, Theresa May tells MPs

The PM rules out blocking a no-deal Brexit - but Jeremy Corbyn accuses of her having a "closed mind".
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PMQs: Theresa May faces Jeremy Corbyn - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 12.16pm GMT Corbyn says Liam Fox could not name one country he has reached a trade deal with. He will sell jobs down the river. Why?May says she wants a deal that protects jobs. She says Corbyn stands up and delivers phrases. But he does not know what those phrases mean, she says. And Corbyn has not mentioned the employment figures. 12.12pm GMT Corbyn says a no-deal Brexit would cost jobs and undermine living standards. ...
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Brexit: A guide to MPs' Brexit amendments

How MPs hope to change the Brexit process when Theresa May brings the issue back to the Commons.
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EU will only extend article 50 if there is 'stable majority' in UK for Brexit outcome, Barnier suggests - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 11.04am GMT This morning the Guardian reports on British fishermen’s anxieties about direct action from France in the event of a no deal Brexit: the fishing community is becoming increasingly concerned that blockades by French crew, angry at no longer being able to fish in UK waters, could leave their catch rotting at the border. Related: Rotten future: British fishermen square up to no-deal Brexit If we are sacrificed to ...
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European Union: UK Parliament Rejects Proposed Brexit Withdrawal Agreement - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

The UK Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed withdrawal agreement for Britain's departure from the EU.
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Brexit: PM reassures DUP on peace funding

Theresa May makes the pledge in a letter to "reassure" the DUP following comments from the NI secretary.
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Andrzej Krauze on Brexit – cartoon

The ongoing Brexit negotiations are likened to the 1818 painting The Raft of the Medusa, by French Romanticist Théodore Géricault Continue reading...
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Brexit: Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May to meet for talks in London

Scotland's first minister is to sit down with the prime minister in London for talks about Brexit.
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Companies press Brexit panic button in further blow to Theresa May

P&O opts for Cypriot flag, Sony confirms HQ move and Pets at Home stockpiles cat foodThe scale of no-deal panic gripping major companies has been thrown into sharp focus by a series of damage-limitation announcements, as corporate Britain signalled it is running out of patience with Westminster gridlock.Sir James Dyson, the Brexit-backing billionaire, dealt a further blow to the government by revealing he is shifting his company headquarters to Singapore in a move that drew sharp criticism. Cont...
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Tory hardliners reconsider May deal amid fears that Brexit could be blocked

Revised deal – including backstop concessions – could win support to see off ‘Europhile kamikaze MPs’Tory Brexit supporters alarmed by the prospect of a delay have hinted they could be won over in the coming weeks – if Theresa May can produce a serious concession from Brussels on the Irish backstop.The numbers may not be enough for May to win enough support for her deal, given continued opposition from a hardcore of Brexiters who also object to the £39bn financial settlement, those with personal...
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Frustrated British MPs try to take control of Brexit

British MPs frustrated with Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy are seeking to force a new approach, which could include delaying Britain's exit from the EU and holding a second referendum. The House of Commons rejected May's withdrawal deal last week, leaving Britain on course to exit the EU on March 29 with no deal. The government introduced a parliamentary motion late Monday setting the stage for the discussions, and groups of MPs have already begun proposing amendments.
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Brexit: A guide to MPs' Brexit amendments

How MPs hope to change the Brexit process when Theresa May brings the issue back to the Commons.
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After Brexit Defeat, May Offers Little New on Leaving EU

Theresa May told the House of Commons that she wants to go back to the European Union and again seek tweaks to the Brexit agreement she spent months negotiating with the EU. Last week that deal was rejected by a historic margin by British lawmakers.
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Brexit: May set to reject calls for free vote on amendment designed to block no-deal Brexit - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 1.14pm GMT The from the UK in a Changing Europe project mentioned earlier (see 10.52am and 12.14am) also includes an essay from the leading psephologist Sir John Curtice looking at whether voters really want a second referendum. He says the answer depends enormously on how you frame the question. If you ask people if they favour the public being offered a “vote” on the deal, they are likely to say yes, whereas if you ask th...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Len McCluskey, Downing Street, Dominic Grieve, Brexit, John Curtice, Curtice


No public mood for compromise as Brexit gulf widens: study

There is "no compromise" on Brexit that commands majority public support in Britain, with opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May's deal the only point of agreement, a leading pollster said Tuesday. "No procedural or substantive option appears to be both widely popular and capable of bridging the Brexit divide," said the University of Strathclyde's John Curtice. "The problem with Brexit is that the centre ground of politics is rather thinly populated," he said, presenting a report entitled "B...
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Social media and a second referendum

Brexit and the surrounding issues are unsurprisingly sparking huge amounts of conversation on social media. Here, our Research & Insight Director, Andre van Loon and Senior Creative Technologist, Sam Cox, examine one aspect of this, in the first of a series of Brexit-focused posts. It’s been just over a month since the British Government first decided to delay a parliamentary vote on its Brexit deal (10 Dec). Since then, we’ve witnessed PM Theresa May travel to The Hague, Berlin and Brussels fo...
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Brexit battle looms as UK lawmakers attack May’s ‘Plan B’

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May is determined to get a tweaked version of her rejected European Union divorce deal through Parliament. British lawmakers have other ideas — lots of other ideas. May’s Conservative government is headed for a showdown with Parliament next week, when lawmakers get to vote on the prime minister’s latest […]
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Brexit: Ex-minister Guto Bebb says PM puts party before country

Guto Bebb says he is "truly" concerned by Theresa May's Brexit strategy.
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Brexit secretary: EU may not agree to extend article 50

Stephen Barclay warns MPs that supporting an extension to avert no deal is an ‘oversimplification’Follow today’s political developments – latest updatesThe Brexit secretary, Stephen Barclay, has warned MPs who are seeking an extension of article 50 in order to avoid no deal that the UK may not get European agreement to delay the exit date.Overnight, six amendments to Theresa May’s Brexit plan were tabled by backbenchers, including one by the home affairs select committee chair, Yvette Cooper, wh...
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