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Murray – “UK space manufacturers suffering as result of hard Brexit”

London will lose the back-up security centre for the European Union’s Galileo satellite position service as a consequence of Brexit.

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Bryant – “Theresa May should be embarrassed by Trump’s support for a hard Brexit”

The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has claimed that US President Donald Trump cancelled his trip to Britain because: Britain needs to focus on those Brexit negotiations right now, which is really important to them, and I think the President realizes that’s where Prime Minister May really needs to focus her attention.”

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Umunna – Macron visit a reminder that a hard Brexit risks ”long-term interests”

President Macron of France meets Theresa May at Sandhurst on Thursday for the 35th Anglo-French bilateral summit.

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Leslie – Government should release its legal advice on Brexit reversibility

An amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill that would have required the Government to publish the legal advice it has received on the revocability of Article 50 was defeated this evening in the House of Commons.

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Ian Murray MP – Canadian negotiator right to say “best deal is in the Single Market”

Canada’s legal counsel during its trade negotiations with the European Union this morning told Parliament’s Brexit Committee that leaving the EU was like blowing up a bridge connecting two communities.

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One Year on from Lancaster House: An Assessment of Theresa May’s 12 Priorities

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It is a year to the day since Theresa May spelled out her 12 priorities for Brexit at Lancaster House. The speech can be found here. Open Britain have assessed how these ambitions compare with the reality of what has occurred in the Brexit negotiations over the past 12 months.

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Cross-party pressure growing on the Government to publish its Article 50 legal advice

Leading supporters of the Open Britain campaign, led by Chris Leslie MP and Chuka Umunna MP, are supporting an amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill that would require the Government to publish the legal advice it has received on whether the UK’s notification to leave the EU under Article 50 is legally revocable. The amendment is backed by 26 MPs so far, from Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Greens.  

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Dr Paul Williams – NHS is bleeding nurses and Brexit is making it worse

New reporting shows the NHS is losing nurses at a dangerous rate, and that Brexit is making the situation worse. Since the Brexit vote the NHS has gone from more EU nurses joining the NHS than leaving to the reverse - more EU nurses are now leaving the health service than new EU nurses joining.

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Umunna – a year on from Lancaster House May “is fooling nobody”

A year after the Prime Minister’s Lancaster House speech on Brexit it is clear that her promises are not being, and cannot be, delivered.

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McGrory – Rees-Mogg like a “fox amongst the chickens” on Brexit

Jacob Rees-Mogg MP has tonight been elected as chairman of the Conservative Party’s backbench European Research Group – which advocates a no-deal Brexit.

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