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Brexit: Theresa May pushes for cross-party consensus

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May has called on MPs to “work constructively together” to find a way forward Theresa May is to continue meeting with MPs from all sides in a bid to find a way forward for Brexit, following her slim victory in the no-confidence vote. Speaking after talks with the Lib Dems, the SNP and Plaid Cymru on Wednesday, the PM said she wanted to approach the discussions in a “constructive spirit”. But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has refused to join talks unless…

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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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Brexit: Theresa May says MPs must ‘work together’ to deliver Brexit

Theresa May has called on MPs to “put self interest aside” and “work constructively together” to find a way forward for Brexit. Earlier, the prime minister won a vote of no confidence by 325 to 306, as rebel Tory MPs and the DUP backed her to stay in No 10. But just 24 hours before, both groups ensured her Brexit plan was voted down. The PM has met leaders from the SNP, the Lib Dems and Plaid Cymru, but not Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. She said: “I am disappointed that…

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Brexit: Theresa May faces confidence vote after huge defeat

Image copyright UK Parliament/Mark Duffy Theresa May’s government faces a vote of no confidence later after MPs rejected the PM’s Brexit deal. Labour launched the bid to trigger a general election after the deal setting out the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU was rejected by 230 votes. However, one senior party figure has suggested it is unlikely to succeed, with Northern Ireland’s DUP and Tory rebels saying they will back the PM. The confidence vote is expected to be held at about 1900 GMT. Mrs May has told…

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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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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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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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Delay Brexit if deal is rejected, Dominic Grieve tells Theresa May

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘I hope the prime minister will listen’ Conservative rebel Dominic Grieve has urged the prime minister to delay Brexit if her EU withdrawal deal is rejected by MPs next week. Mr Grieve, who backs calls for another referendum, said she could remove the 29 March date from UK legislation and ask the EU for more time. Cabinet ministers who oppose leaving the EU without a deal had a “duty to resign” if she refused to do so. Ministers warn the UK faces…

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