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Murray – Boris Johnson is utterly shameless

BuzzFeed News has obtained a leaked audio recording of Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, admitting that the UK may well end up with a Brexit deal that is “far worse” than what Brexit supporters had hoped for. 

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Huq – Theresa May is right: Brexit is "a choice between the unacceptable and the unpalatable"

In a letter to Conservative MPs this evening, the Prime Minister has claimed the choice facing the UK on Brexit is between “the unacceptable” and “the unpalatable”.

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Sharma – Number of people who think Brexit going well now comparable to number who think global warming is a hoax

New polling by YouGov suggests just 10% of the UK public think Brexit is going well, with 73% thinking it’s going badly. That includes 70% of Leave voters.

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Umunna – Shambles of Brexit means Alan Duncan right to back a People’s Vote

The Foreign Office Minister and Deputy to Boris Johnson, Alan Duncan MP, has thrown the Government’s opposition to a People’s Vote into confusion after reportedly agreeing today that there could be a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal negotiated by the Government.

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Leslie – New backstop proposal “would be laughable if it weren’t so serious”

The Government has published a new proposal for the so-called ‘backstop’ option for the Northern Ireland border, after a morning of tense talks between Theresa May and David Davis.

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Streeting – “Sadiq Khan is right to back cross-party amendments on EU Withdrawal Bill”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called on MPs to back cross-party amendments to the Government’s Withdrawal Bill when it is debated next week in the House of Commons.

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Angela Smith – “Mistake of historic proportions for Labour to back hard Brexit”

It has been confirmed this morning that MPs will debate amendments on the Withdrawal Bill next Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Kyle – David Davis reportedly on verge of quitting shows how badly Brexit negotiations are going

There is reportedly more uncertainty today about whether or not the Brexit Secretary, David Davis, will resign over disagreements relating to the Government’s plans for the Northern Ireland so-called ‘backstop’ proposal.

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Murray – Squabble between May and Davis is battle of the baldies over a comb

Speculation has grown throughout the day that David Davis and Number 10 are locked in a fight over the so-called “backstop” on the Irish border.

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Creasy – PM’s failure to confirm publication date of promised Brexit White Paper creates “unprecedented” situation

At Prime Minister’s Questions today, Theresa May failed to say when her Government’s promised ‘Brexit White Paper’ would be published. 

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