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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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Brexit: MPs debate ruling out no-deal exit from EU – Politics live

MPs will hold fresh vote on nation’s future after Theresa May’s withdrawal proposal was defeated on TuesdayWhat are the amendments to the motion to prevent no-deal Brexit?How did each MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?Civil service stressed and floundering amid Brexit paralysis 3.24pm GMT Gove says farmers would face “very, very challenging circumstances” in the event of a no-deal Brexit.He says many businesses have made the preparations they would need to be able to carry on trading with the EU ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, Philip Hammond, Dominic Grieve, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn


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


Brexit: May makes new free vote concession ahead of no-deal debate – Politics live

Fresh vote on nation’s future comes after Theresa May’s withdrawal proposal was defeated in the Commons 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 1.06pm GMT Hammond has also managed a Brexit joke. Announcing money for a new super-computer at Edinburgh University, five times faster than existing one, he says with the right algorithms, it might even be able ...
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PMQs: May faces Corbyn after new free vote concession to Brexiters ahead of no-deal debate – Politics live

Fresh vote on nation’s future comes after Theresa May’s withdrawal proposal was defeated in the Commons on TuesdayFull story: MPs defeat May’s Brexit deal by 149 votesHow did each MP vote on May’s Brexit deal? 12.12pm GMT Corbyn says Owen Paterson said during the referendum “Only a madman would leave the single market.” With May’s deal decisively rejected, what is May now for. Labour’s plan is the only credible show in town.May says Corbyn says he opposes no deal, but he votes to bring it cl...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Cbi, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, Owen Paterson, Article 50, Brexit


Brexit: No-deal tariff plan would be 'sledgehammer' for economy, says CBI – Politics live

Fresh vote on nation’s future comes after Theresa May’s withdrawal proposal was defeated in the Commons on TuesdayFull story: MPs defeat May’s Brexit deal by 149 votesHow did each MP vote on May’s Brexit deal? 9.19am GMT This is from the former Ukip leader Nigel Farage.Have just come out of a meeting with Barnier and he is scared of a no deal WTO Brexit. There is also huge pressure on Mrs May, if she demands an extension, to give a firm reason why. There will be no blank cheque for it. I’ll ...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Cbi, David Cameron, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Labour, Nigel Farage, Ukip, Boris Johnson, Iain Duncan Smith, Article 50


Former Australian PM calls Brexit trade plan ‘utter bollocks’

Kevin Rudd says UK striking deals with Commonwealth is not ‘magical alternative’ to EUThink the Commonwealth can save Brexit Britain? That’s utter delusionThe claims that British trade with the Commonwealth can make up for leaving the EU is “the nuttiest of the many nutty arguments” advanced by Brexit supporters and “utter bollocks”, the former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has said.In a lacerating piece for the Guardian, Rudd dismissed the claims by some Brexit supporters that the UK cou...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, India, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, Foreign Policy, Commonwealth of Nations, Brexit, Commonwealth, Kevin Rudd, Brexit Britain, Trade Policy


No-deal Brexit 'could bring return of low-welfare egg imports'

Farming and industry groups seek government assurances for consumers and UK farmersBillions of eggs produced by hens kept in battery cages could be back on the UK menu in the event of a no-deal Brexit unless the government acts to protect consumers, the industry will warn this week.The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) and the welfare group Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) have joined forces to seek assurances from ministers that consumers will not be exposed to eggs and egg products from no...
Tags: Food, Europe, UK, Eggs, Eu, UK News, Farming, Animal Welfare, Argentina, Food Safety, Brexit, Trade Policy, British Egg Industry Council BEIC, Compassion in World Farming CIWF, US Ukraine India


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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Food fight: doubts grow over post-Brexit standards

Soil Association raises concerns over chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beefBritain urged to reject ‘backward’ US food safety standardsOpinion: If US insists on chlorinated chicken, it can forget a trade dealChlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef are already infecting the debate over a post-Brexit trade deal, with one of the US’s most senior diplomats dismissing the European Union’s “museum of agriculture” approach to food safety.The US ambassador, Woody Johnson, claimed fears over US food s...
Tags: Politics, Environment, US, Beef, European Union, UK News, Chicken, Food Safety, The meat industry, Brexit, Woody Johnson, Soil Association, Trade Policy


Jay Rayner says letting in chlorine-washed chicken post-Brexit ‘harmful to UK’

Jay Rayner and NFU say process called ‘no-brainer’ by Woody Johnson is ‘harmful’ to health of nationThe US ambassador to Britain, Woody Johnson, has come under fire from a leading food critic, a farming union and trade justice campaigners over his push to open up the UK to American farmers post-Brexit.Jay Rayner, the BBC presenter, Observer columnist and MasterChef critic, said that the UK should tell Johnson “where he can stick” chlorinated chicken, the US’s preferred approach for protecting co...
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US ambassador to UK under fire over defence of chlorinated chicken

Jay Rayner and NFU say process called ‘no-brainer’ by Woody Johnson is ‘harmful’ to health of nationThe US ambassador to Britain, Woody Johnson, has come under fire from a leading food critic, a farming union and trade justice campaigners over his push to open up the UK to American farmers post-Brexit.Jay Rayner, the BBC presenter, Observer columnist and MasterChef critic, said that the UK should tell Johnson “where he can stick” chlorinated chicken, the US’s preferred approach for protecting co...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, US, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Bbc, Britain, Foreign Policy, Food & drink industry, Johnson, Brexit, Nfu, Jay Rayner


Concern over food safety as US seeks greater access to UK markets

US sets out aims for post-Brexit trade deal amid fears about chicken and beef standardsThe US has outlined its objectives for a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK, demanding greater access to the food markets where products such as chlorinated chicken or hormone-fed beef are currently banned under EU rules.The US laid out its aims for a trade deal to cut tariff and non-tariff barriers for US industrial and agricultural goods and reduce regulatory differences. Continue reading...
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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


Hunt and Fox's Japanese fumble is a sign of UK's weakness

Attempt to hustle Japan into a trade deal highlights the problems facing ‘global Britain’It takes a lot to anger the unfailingly polite, anglophile Japanese. But Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, and Jeremy Hunt, the foreign secretary, appear to have managed it with their ill-judged attempt to hustle Tokyo into a quick-fire Brexit trade deal.The diplomatic fumble has highlighted rapidly escalating difficulties facing “global Britain” – the government’s nebulous vision for life after t...
Tags: Japan, UK, Eu, World news, Fox, Britain, Asia Pacific, Tokyo, Jeremy Hunt, Liam Fox, Brexit, Trade Policy


Fox and Hunt's Japanese fumble is a sign of UK's weakness

Attempt to hustle Japan into a trade deal highlights the problems facing ‘global Britain’It takes a lot to anger the unfailingly polite, anglophile Japanese. But Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, and Jeremy Hunt, the foreign secretary, appear to have managed it with their ill-judged attempt to hustle Tokyo into a quick-fire Brexit trade deal.The diplomatic fumble has highlighted rapidly escalating difficulties facing “global Britain” – the government’s nebulous vision for life after t...
Tags: Japan, UK, Eu, World news, Fox, Britain, Asia Pacific, Tokyo, Jeremy Hunt, Liam Fox, Brexit, Hunt, Trade Policy


Brexit minister plays down prospect of article 50 extension

Stephen Barclay says delay would be ‘disruptive’ and is not government’s planThe Brexit secretary, Stephen Barclay, has played down the possibility of an extension to article 50 as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.His comments follow reports on Tuesday night that Theresa May’s chief negotiator, Olly Robbins, was overheard in a Brussels bar saying MPs would be given a last-minute choice between her deal and a lengthy delay to Britain’s departure from the EU. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, Britain, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit, EU Continue, Stephen Barclay, Trade Policy, Olly Robbins


Eastern European companies fear 'chaos' of no-deal Brexit

Trade with central and eastern Europe already affected and local GDP could shrink by 5%Jarosław Granat has worked for Future Processing since it was a scrappy startup run from the first floor of its founder’s house in the southern Polish city of Gliwice. Now the software development company has more than 1,000 employees based in a gleaming office complex and serves dozens of blue-chip clients around the world.More than half of the company’s clients are in the UK, and Granat fears that two decade...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, World news, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovakia, Brexit, Granat, Trade Policy, Brexit Continue


Spain's strawberry fields lie under a Brexit shadow

Barriers to the UK market could create supply surpluses and ripple effects across EUGlance at the food map of Spain, which crops up on children’s jigsaw puzzles and teaching aids, and you’ll find Valencia dotted with orange trees, La Rioja clumped with bottles of wine, and Castilla-La Mancha sitting under a heavy round of manchego.The Andalucían province of Huelva, which borders the sherrylands of Jerez, is marked with a leg of Iberian ham – and an enormous strawberry that represents a billion-e...
Tags: Food, Europe, Politics, UK, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, Fruit, Valencia, Brexit, La Rioja, Jerez, Castilla La Mancha, Huelva, Trade Policy


That sinking feeling: Brexit threatens German bathroom connection

A firm making prefab rooms for luxury London flats is suffering with the UK’s lack of a plan Dietrich von Gruben finds it distressing on a personal and professional level that Britain wants to leave the EU, but he accepts the decision with a qualification. “If you join a club you should also be able to leave it, but you should at least prepare a way or have an idea as to how you want to do it,” he says.“I am quite anxious about what the complete lack of preparedness might mean for my business.” ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, London, Germany, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, Brexit, Trade Policy, Dietrich von Gruben


Japan seeking big concessions from Britain in trade talks

Lack of clarity about UK-EU trading relationship after Brexit also holding up progress Japan is seeking tougher concessions from Britain in trade talks than it secured from the EU, while negotiations between London and Tokyo are also being slowed by the looming risk of no-deal Brexit.Japanese trade negotiators are confident they can extract better terms, the Financial Times reported, in a sign of the mounting difficulties facing UK officials as they attempt to line up post-Brexit trade deals aro...
Tags: Europe, Business, Japan, Politics, UK, London, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Britain, Asia Pacific, Foreign Policy, Tokyo, Financial Times, Brexit


Theresa May: MPs' vote not enough to kill threat of no-deal Brexit

PM tells Commons it must also back a deal and accuses Corbyn of risking UK crashing outTheresa May has told MPs that their vote against a no-deal Brexit on Tuesday night does not kill off the prospect of the UK crashing out of the EU, despite Jeremy Corbyn insisting it should mean she takes the option off the table.Corbyn is due to meet May in her Commons office at 3pm, hours after the pair’s exchange at prime minister’s questions, where the Labour leader repeatedly pressed May on what alternati...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, Article 50, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Corbyn, Trade Policy


Mordaunt urges May to prepare for no deal as PM consults cabinet

No 10 says May is meeting ministers throughout day to prepare for plan B statementTheresa May will hold summits with her cabinet in Downing Street to try and forge a route through the Brexit impasse, as one of her ministers suggested her withdrawal agreement could be improved if the UK was prepared properly to leave with no deal.May was meeting a large number of cabinet ministers either individually or in small groups throughout the day, Downing Street said, adding that she did not intend to spe...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Downing Street, Article 50, Brexit, Penny Mordaunt, Trade Policy, Mordaunt


No-deal Brexit: plan to use airfield as lorry park to get live test

Up to 150 lorries to be used in Kent test of government plans to cope with border disruptionPreparations for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit will include up to 150 lorries queuing up near Dover during rush hour to test plans to deal with any disruption caused by new border customs checks, the government has confirmed.Hauliers in the area will be asked to take part in Monday’s live test of a mass “HGV holding facility” that is designed to deal with any backlog after the UK leaves the EU in Ma...
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We don’t need a trade war with China but a truce on tech | Anne McElvoy

The west will need to balance security fears with a confidence that global trade is key to our prosperityA visit to Huawei’s HQ in Shenzhen is a glimpse into the way China’s leadership would like to envision its future. About 180,000 workers throng quietly around a pristine campus in the new-build city, which prizes digital expertise so highly that some outstanding engineers are lured with special rent deals to work on a campus that looks more like architect-designed Silicon Valley than the crow...
Tags: Business, Politics, Technology, China, Economics, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Silicon Valley, Huawei, 5g, Shenzhen, Trade Policy, Anne McElvoy


With China, we don’t need a trade war but a truce on tech | Anne McElvoy

The west will need to balance security fears with a confidence that global trade is key to our prosperityA visit to Huawei’s HQ in Shenzhen is a glimpse into the way China’s leadership would like to envision its future. About 180,000 workers throng quietly around a pristine campus in the new-build city, which prizes digital expertise so highly that some outstanding engineers are lured with special rent deals to work on a campus that looks more like architect-designed Silicon Valley than the crow...
Tags: Business, Politics, Technology, China, Economics, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Silicon Valley, Huawei, 5g, Shenzhen, Trade Policy, Anne McElvoy


Kent 'facing gridlocked and rubbish-strewn streets under no-deal Brexit'

Hard-hitting report from council also raises concerns about unburied bodies and effect on schoolsA no-deal Brexit could cause major disruption across Kent, with gridlock on the roads around Dover, rubbish not being collected, children unable to take exams and rubbish piling up on streets, a local council report has warned.The registration service for weddings could also be affected and bodies could pile up in morgues because of traffic gridlock, Kent county council warned in an update on no-deal...
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£56bn wiped off FTSE 100 in biggest market fall since Brexit vote

Arrest of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou compounds fears of escalating US-China trade warThe value of the City’s leading companies fell by more than £56bn on Thursday during waves of selling on stock markets in Asia, Europe and North America prompted by heightened fears of a trade war between the US and China.The FTSE 100 index suffered its biggest percentage fall since the day after the EU referendum in June 2016 – closing almost 218 points lower at 6,704. Continue reading...
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