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Brexit: People’s Vote campaign urges Corbyn to call no-confidence vote

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn must call a vote of no confidence in Theresa May "as soon as possible", the cross-party People's Vote campaign has said.Mr Corbyn has ruled out such a move, which could trigger a general election, until he can be sure of winning it.But the People's Vote group wants him to get on with it so he can fulfil his pledge to back
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Brexit: Theresa May gets stuck in car ahead of Angela Merkel meeting

[ad_1] Theresa May got stuck in her car after she arrived to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel.The UK prime minster's door remained locked while staff worked to open it, eventually managing to let her out.Mrs May is meeting several European leaders and officials in a bid to rescue her Brexit deal after she postponed a House of Commons vote.The prime minister said she needed "further assurances" on the Northern Ireland
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Brexit backstop: Irish ‘playing a game’ – Duncan Smith

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIrish PM 'playing a game' Former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith has accused the Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, of "playing a game" with the Irish border backstop.It comes as Prime Minister Theresa May seeks extra assurances from EU leaders in a bid to rescue her Brexit deal.A vote on the government's plan due to be held on Tuesday has been
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Bloody Sunday: ‘Job well done’ says former soldier

[ad_1] Image caption Thirteen people were killed on Bloody Sunday in January 1972 and another died later A former paratrooper being investigated for his part in Bloody Sunday has said he still believes it was a "job well done". The soldier also told a BBC Radio 4 documentary he refused to answer any questions when recently interviewed by the Police Service of Northern Ireland. The documentary is to be broadcast
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Brexit: Andrea Leadsom questions Speaker John Bercow’s impartiality

[ad_1] Image copyright HOC Commons leader Andrea Leadsom has questioned Speaker John Bercow's impartiality over Brexit.It followed his criticism of the government's decision to cancel Tuesday's crunch vote on Brexit.Mr Bercow said that doing so would be "deeply discourteous" to MPs.Mrs Leadsom told BBC Radio 4's Today: "He's made his views on Brexit on the record, and the problem with that of course is that the chair's impartiality is absolutely
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Brexit: Theresa May to meet EU leaders in bid to rescue deal

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May announces Tuesday's planned Brexit deal will not go ahead: "I've listened very carefully"Theresa May will meet European leaders and EU officials later for talks aimed at rescuing her Brexit deal.She will hold talks with Dutch PM Mark Rutte and Germany's Angela Merkel after postponing MPs' final vote on the deal. The UK PM has said she needs "further assurances"
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Commons stir as Labour MP picks up mace

[ad_1] A Labour MP raised eyebrows in the Commons when he picked up the ceremonial mace after the postponement of the vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal.Speaker John Bercow asked Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle to leave the House after he picked up the ornamental staff, which represents the royal authority of Parliament. [ad_2] Source link
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Speaker John Bercow urges MPs to be given say on Brexit vote delay

[ad_1] Image copyright HoC Commons speaker John Bercow has urged ministers to give MPs a vote on their plan to abandon Tuesday's vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal.He told MPs that bringing arguments over the deal to a "premature and inconclusive end" without a vote would be seen as "discourteous" by many MPs.Allowing MPs to give their view would be "respectful and mature", he said.The PM said the final vote
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Brexit: Corbyn reaction to May delaying meaningful vote

[ad_1] The Labour leader said Theresa May's government was "shambolic" and in "disarray" over the Brexit talks and timings.Responding to the prime minister's statement delaying Tuesday's planned vote at the end of five days of sittings, Jeremy Corbyn said if she did not "take on board the fundamental changes required", then she "should make way for those who can". [ad_2] Source link
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Foreign Office probes Russia campaign over ‘anti-Labour retweets’

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption The campaign retweeted links to stories critical of Jeremy Corbyn and his aides The Foreign Office is investigating claims a government-funded campaign group countering Russian disinformation retweeted articles critical of Labour. The Institute of Statecraft's Integrity Initiative has received £2.3m.Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan said he would "totally condemn" any UK-backed organisation "involved in domestic politics in that way".But Foreign Office sources claimed
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Alan Duncan on Boris Johnson Brexit and backstop comments

[ad_1] A Foreign Office minister criticised the claims of his former boss Boris Johnson for his Brexit comments on the Irish backstop over the Irish border.Boris Johnson told Andrew Marr the UK should withhold payments to Brussels and prepare to leave the EU without a deal.Reacting to DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds supporting the former foreign secretary, Sir Alan Duncan said on Politics Live that Mr Johnson was the "last
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Two cabinet sources say Brexit vote will be delayed

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Tuesday's vote on the prime minister's Brexit deal is set to be delayed, two cabinet sources have told the BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg.There is not yet any official confirmation of the move, with Prime Minister Theresa May currently on a conference call with cabinet ministers.Downing Street had been insisting the vote would go ahead, despite Mrs May being widely expected to lose it.She has
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Brexit: Day four of Commons debate to focus on union

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government faces the biggest vote in a generation on Tuesday, when MPs will vote on the Brexit deal MPs are to discuss how the government's Brexit deal affects the union when the penultimate day of debate begins later.Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington will open the debate, with NI Secretary Karen Bradley due to close it.Some MPs, including the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP),
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Brexit: European court to rule on legal case

[ad_1] Image copyright ECJ Image caption The case was heard by all 27 European judges last month The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is to rule on whether or not the UK can cancel Brexit without the permission of the other 27 EU members. A group of anti-Brexit politicians and campaigners has argued that the UK should be able to unilaterally halt the Brexit process if it wants to do
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Has Northern Ireland hit peak Brexit?

[ad_1] The backstop, the DUP and the UK's border with the Republic of Ireland have all been key to Theresa May's Brexit plans.Northern Ireland issues have rarely been out of the news but what do people living there really think?We spoke to a barber, a newsagent, a beautician, a tattoo artist and a bartender about what it.Video by Erinn Kerr [ad_2] Source link
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What tearful politicians, dancing and the taste of herring reveal about Brexit

[ad_1] As Parliament prepares to vote on the deal that will shape how it leaves the EU, the BBC World Service's From Our Own Correspondent examines different perspectives on Brexit:Ben Wright brings us the sound and fury at Westminster, and has a drink with some MPs who have as little idea about what might happen next as he does. Jenny Hill reveals that in Germany, the town of Gadheim is