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Rory Stewart apologises after making up Brexit stat

[ad_1] Rory Stewart has apologised after making up a Brexit statistic whilst on BBC Radio 5 Live. Speaking to presenter Emma Barnett, he claimed 80% of the British public supported the prime minister’s Brexit deal. Pressed by Emma as to where he had got the information, he said: “I’m producing a number to try to illustrate what I believe.” He later added, “I totally apologise and I take that back”.
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Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab right to quit, David Jones says

[ad_1] Image caption David Jones: "We are going to be effectively stuck in a customs union almost indefinitely" Former Welsh Secretary David Jones has said Dominic Raab was "absolutely right" to resign as Brexit secretary in protest at Theresa May's Brexit deal.Mr Raab said it gave the EU a "veto" over when the UK could leave temporary customs rules, and on Northern Ireland it threatened the integrity of the UK.Mr
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Brexit: ‘PM has broken promises’ – DUP

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNigel Dodds accused Theresa May of ignoring promises she made to the DUP about Northern Ireland over the Brexit dealParliament has a "clear choice" to stand up for the UK against a draft Brexit deal or allow it to break up the union and make the UK a "vassal" state, DUP MP Nigel Dodds has said.The Irish border has been the
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Brexit: Scottish Tory MP urges Mundell to quit over EU agreement

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDavid Mundell says he is "staying as Scottish Secretary"The Scottish secretary has been urged to quit by one of his own colleagues over the draft Brexit deal. In a WhatsApp message to David Mundell, Scottish Conservative MP Ross Thomson said "no Unionist" could support the proposals. Mr Thomson said he was asking Mr Mundell "in the gentlest and strongest terms" to
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Brexit: Jacob Rees-Mogg hints at May no confidence letter

[ad_1] The leader of the Brexiteer European Research Group of Conservative MPs listed a series of previous claims from the prime minister, but then repeatedly said she had acted "otherwise".He ended by asking Theresa May if he should write a letter of no-confidence to Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbench Conservatives, who would oversee any leadership challenge if enough Tory MP write to him.Mr Brady, the
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Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn reaction to Theresa May deal update

[ad_1] After Theresa May updated MPs on her Brexit deal, the Labour leader said it was a "leap into the dark" and failed his party's six tests.Jeremy Corbyn said the backstop locked Britain into an agreement that it could not leave without the permission of the EU, and the deal broke many of the PM's own "red lines".Brexit latest - Reaction as Raab and McVey quit [ad_2] Source link
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Brexit: What does the draft withdrawal agreement reveal?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The draft withdrawal agreement is all about how the UK leaves the European Union. It's not about any permanent future relationship.It's a long read - 585 pages long - and we've just had a first look at the text. There will be plenty more to say in the days ahead. But what's in this draft document, that some people thought might never materialise?Well we've known
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Think tank denies role in Brexit whistleblower sacking

[ad_1] Image copyright Channel 4 News Image caption Shahmir Sanni was sacked after speaking to the media about his concerns A think tank named in legal papers as being part of a group that allegedly influenced the unlawful sacking of a whistleblower has denied any involvement in the affair. The Institute of Economic Affairs, a free market think tank, said it had no role in the unfair dismissal of Shahmir
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Climate protesters glue themselves to Downing Street gates

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption An Extinction Rebellion protester is carried away by police after a demonstration outside Downing Street Protesters have been arrested after defacing government buildings and super-gluing themselves to the gates of Downing Street.At least 27 environmental campaigners, including Labour councillors and NHS staff, were arrested, police said.Campaign group Extinction Rebellion said more civil disobedience was planned.A number of activists were arrested earlier this week
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Brexit: Scottish Conservatives warn over fishing deal

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Mundell arrived in Downing Street for a cabinet meeting The Scottish Conservatives have said they cannot support the draft Brexit deal without further assurances over the future of the fishing industry. The party's 13 MPs - including Scottish Secretary David Mundell - issued the warning in a letter to Theresa May.The EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is deeply unpopular with Scottish fishermen, who
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PMQs: Corbyn and May on post-Brexit trade deals

[ad_1] Jeremy Corbyn reminded Theresa May about Liam Fox''s claim about 40 trade deals ready to be signed the second the UK leaves the EU, asking how the negotiations are coming along.She asked him about Labour policy, saying the UK could not be in a customs union and negotiating its own trade deals.Prime Minister's Questions: The verdict [ad_2] Source link
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PMQs: Corbyn and May on Raab and Dover-Calais trade route

[ad_1] Jeremy Corbyn taunted the prime minister about Dominic Raab's comments on the levels of Dover-Calais trade.After being asked about the "absolutely shocking revelation" from her Brexit secretary, Theresa May said her government did know about trade policy, before the Labout leader came back with some figures for Mr Raab.Prime Minister's Questions: The verdict [ad_2] Source link