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Brexit: MPs vote ‘no’ to Theresa May’s deal

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes. It’s the biggest ever government defeat in history. The so-called “meaningful vote” comes at the end of five days of debate over the plan. MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU on 29 March. Live updates here Source link

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Ofsted promises fairer deal for schools in tough areas

Image copyright Getty Images A school in a tough area which has great teachers and a great curriculum could be rated outstanding from September, even if pupils’ results are mediocre, says Ofsted. But the watchdog denies its proposed new inspection framework for England will mean a dumbing-down of standards. It says too many schools game the system by “teaching to the test” or “off-rolling” lower ability pupils. But education unions say the plans do not go far enough. Ofsted says its new framework aims to rebalance the inspection process to…

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Brexit: How did my MP vote on Theresa May’s deal?

A “no-deal” Brexit is where the UK would cut ties with the European Union overnight without a transition period. Theresa May’s government, and many others, believe this would be hugely damaging and want a more gradual withdrawal. But if Parliament can’t agree on that, and nothing else takes its place, the UK will leave without a deal. This would mean the UK would not have to obey EU rules. Instead, it would need to follow World Trade Organization terms on trade. Many businesses would see new taxes on imports, exports…

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PM’s Brexit deal rejected by 230 votes

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes – the largest defeat for a sitting government in history. MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU on 29 March. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has now tabled a vote of no confidence in the government, which could trigger a general election. Mrs May said she would make time for a debate on the motion on Wednesday. Mr Corbyn said the confidence vote would…

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Motor racing: IndyCar signs title sponsorship deal with NTT

(Reuters) – IndyCar announced a multi-year agreement with NTT on Tuesday that will make the Japanese tech giant the title sponsor of North America’s premier open-wheel racing series. FILE PHOTO: May 28, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Verizon IndyCar Series driver Will Power poses for a photo with the Borg Warner Trophy the day after winning the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo NTT replaces Verizon as title sponsor of the series. The first race of what will now be the NTT IndyCar…

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Brexit: Theresa May faces ‘meaningful vote’ on her deal

Image copyright AFP MPs are preparing to vote on whether to back Theresa May’s deal for leaving the European Union. The so-called “meaningful vote” will take place later as five days of debate on Brexit come to an end. Mrs May has called for politicians to back her deal or risk “letting the British people down”. But with many of her own MPs expected to join opposition parties to vote against the deal, it is widely expected to be defeated. MPs will also be able to suggest amendments that could…

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Possible amendments to PM’s Brexit deal

MPs are due to vote on Theresa May’s Brexit agreement on Tuesday – but they will also get a chance to reshape the deal by tabling amendments to it. The amendments vary in their potential impact on the proposed deal. Some seek to make relatively small tweaks, others to scupper Mrs May’s plan entirely. Amendments are suggested by MPs and the most important ones, in the eyes of the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, are selected for voting on by all MPs. The votes will be just before the overall “meaningful”…

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News Daily: Brexit deal deadline and police force ‘failings’

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign up here Image copyright PA Brexit crunch time It’s almost time. At around 19:00 GMT, MPs will finally vote on Theresa May’s EU withdrawal deal – and barring any last-minute upsets, it looks likely she’ll be defeated. The prime minister gave it one final shot on Monday, pointing to new written assurances from the EU about the Northern Irish “backstop” – one of the key sticking points. But despite that, about 100 Conservative MPs and 10 DUP MPs could join…

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Theresa May says no Brexit more likely than no deal

Image copyright AFP Prime Minister Theresa May is making a last-ditch attempt to persuade MPs to back her Brexit deal as Tuesday’s key Commons vote looms closer. She will use a speech on Monday to warn that Parliament is more likely to block Brexit than let the UK leave with no deal. Mrs May will add that trust in politics will suffer “catastrophic harm” if the referendum result is not implemented. Labour has vowed to table a vote of no confidence if Mrs May loses. Its leader Jeremy Corbyn said…

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