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Umunna – Outrageous for Government to schedule just one day to crucial Brexit debate

The Government has announced it is scheduling just one day to consideration of the 15 House of Lord’s amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill. The debate is now due to take place on 12th June.  

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Doughty – Boris Johnson could learn a thing or two from listening to his top civil servant

The Foreign Office’s top diplomat, Sir Simon McDonald, has said that Brexit will make it “more difficult” for the UK to exert global influence.

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Thomas – Polling shows no mandate for a hard Brexit

Research by Opinium shows that a Brexit based on Britain keeping close ties with the Single Market is deemed more acceptable than any other Brexit model by the British public.

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Bradshaw – Sadiq Khan right to say MPs should act in the best interests of their constituents and the country on Brexit Bill amendments

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has urged MPs to “be brave” and back amendments to the Government’s EU Withdrawal Bill.

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Soubry – Is Ann-Marie Trevelyan speaking for the Government or for the ERG?

Speaking on the Today programme this morning, Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP (who is also a Government Parliamentary Private Secretary) said: “We want to get a deal where there is great trading frameworks in a new arrangement, and if that doesn't happen, the Europeans won't see their £40bn.”

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Thomas – leaving with no deal would be “catastrophic” so we must have a People’s Vote

The Sunday Times have reported that secret Government studies of the impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit predict widespread shortages of basic goods, with petrol running out after a week.

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London’s MPs call for People’s Vote as “greatest city in the world” under threat from “bad Brexit deal”

Nineteen MPs from across London have come together to demand a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal, warning that London’s status as a great world city is under threat from “a bad Brexit deal … that could damage London for generations to come”.

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Leslie – David Davis’s new idea for Northern Ireland “both dangerous and impractical”

David Davis has reportedly come up with a new idea to solve the problems created by Brexit at the Northern Ireland border, involving a ten-mile ‘buffer zone’ and Northern Ireland operating under dual UK-EU regulatory systems.

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Thomas – Barclays announcement yet more evidence of how Brexit is already making us all worse-off

The Chief Executive of Barclays, Jes Staley, has said the bank will be tightening their lending criteria to the UK economy because Brexit uncertainty is stunting economic growth.

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Doughty – UK could be about to enter global trade war with just Liam Fox wielding equivalent of a plastic spoon for protection

Donald Trump’s administration has announced US steel and aluminium tariffs will be imposed on the EU, Canada and Mexico.

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