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PM defeated over Brexit strategy

Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered a fresh defeat in a Commons vote on her Brexit strategy by 303 to 258. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on the prime minister – who did not take part in the debate – to “admit her Brexit strategy has failed”. Tory Brexiteer rebels abstained, saying the government’s motion implied a no-deal Brexit ...

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Brexit: MPs to debate next steps

  MPs are to debate and vote on the next steps in the Brexit process later, as Theresa May continues to try to get a deal through Parliament. A series of amendments – designed to change the direction of Brexit – will be considered in the debate, which is expected to be a routine procedure.   No 10 insists Mrs ...

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Brexit: Theresa May plays down ‘deal or delay’ report

  Theresa May has played down reports that she could force MPs to choose between backing her deal or accepting a delay to EU withdrawal. ITV News said chief UK negotiator Olly Robbins was overheard in a Brussels bar saying the EU was likely to allow an extension to the Brexit process. The PM suggested MPs should not rely on ...

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Food industry warns Gove on Brexit ‘crisis’

The UK food industry has threatened to stop co-operating with government policy consultations, saying it is busy trying to stave off the “catastrophic impact” of a no-deal Brexit. The warning came in a letter to Environment Secretary Michael Gove from more than 30 business leaders.   They said it looked “ever more the likeliest outcome” that the UK would leave ...

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Brexit: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn set to hold further talks

The prime minister struck a conciliatory tone in her response to a letter from Mr Corbyn, which set out his five demands for a Brexit deal. She said she wanted the two parties to discuss “alternative arrangements” to the Irish backstop – a commitment to avoid a hard border. But there remains a divide over the customs union, even though ...

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May urges UK lawmakers: Give me more time to get Brexit deal

With Brexit just 47 days away, the British government asked lawmakers on Sunday to give Prime Minister Theresa May more time to rework her divorce deal with the European Union. Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said Parliament would get to pass judgment on May’s Brexit plan “no later than Feb. 27.” The promise is a bid to avert a showdown on ...

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Brexit: May to make plea to MPs for time to change deal

Prime Minister Theresa May will ask MPs to give her more time to secure changes to the controversial part of her Brexit deal – the Northern Irish backstop. Mrs May is due to report back to MPs this week, after trying to persuade the EU to make last-minute changes. According to the BBC’s Iain Watson, the PM will promise Parliament ...

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Brexit: May and Juncker talks ‘robust but constructive’

Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker have described their talks on changing the Brexit deal as “robust but constructive”, in a joint statement. The European Commission President stressed the withdrawal agreement could not be changed, as the UK PM wants. But he said the EU was open to adding words to the non-binding future relations document that goes with it. The ...

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PM to defend Brexit strategy on Northern Ireland visit

Theresa May will try to reassure people in Northern Ireland that she can secure a Brexit deal that avoids a hard border with Ireland during a visit later. In a speech to business leaders, the prime minister will pledge to secure a deal with the EU that “commands broad support” and a majority in parliament. The DUP leader, Arlene Foster, ...

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