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Downing Street warns MPs not to block Brexit

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Attempts by backbench MPs to remove the government's power to deliver Brexit are "extremely concerning", Downing Street has said.On Monday one group of MPs will present a bill that could allow Brexit to be delayed if Parliament does not approve an EU withdrawal agreement. According to the Sunday Times, another group led by Dominic Grieve wishes to pause Brexit by suspending Article 50.But Downing Street said
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Brexit: Theresa May should become mediator, says Sir John Major

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May needs to become a mediator to help break the Brexit deadlock in Parliament, former prime minister John Major has said. He wants MPs to be given a vote on all Brexit options, indicating their preference on the way forward. Mrs May should consider dropping her red lines "in the national interest" and become a facilitator to find out what Parliament wants, he said.Tory
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Brexit worries ‘add to car insurance costs’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Car insurance costs are climbing for the first time since 2017, partly because of Brexit uncertainty, according to the AA.Over the last three months, the cost of a fully comprehensive policy climbed 2.7% to £609.93 on average.Premiums have also climbed because an expected cut in claims costs won't now take effect until April 2020."But underlying all of this are concerns surrounding Brexit," said AA's director
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Brexit: Liam Fox yet to seal no-deal trade agreements

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters The UK has yet to finalise agreements to replace existing free trade deals the EU has with 40 big economies if there is a no-deal Brexit.International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said he "hoped" they would but it depended on whether other countries were "willing to put the work in".He said more deals were coming, after signing one with Australia.Concerns have been raised that the UK will
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Brexit: Theresa May meets party leaders to try to break deadlock

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May has called on MPs to "work constructively together" to find a way forwardParty leaders and senior MPs have been meeting Theresa May to try to find a compromise on Brexit after her withdrawal deal was rejected by MPs.But Labour's Jeremy Corbyn called the talks a "stunt" and will not take part unless a "no deal" Brexit is ruled out.Senior
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Brexit: Theresa May says MPs must ‘work together’ to deliver Brexit

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May has called on MPs to "work constructively together" to find a way forwardTheresa 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
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Brexit vote: Donald Tusk suggests UK should stay in EU

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Donald Tusk hinted that cancelling Brexit is "the only positive solution" European Council President Donald Tusk has suggested that the UK should stay in the EU, after the prime minister's Brexit deal was rejected in parliament."If a deal is impossible, and no one wants no deal, then who will finally have the courage to say what the only positive solution is?", he tweeted.MPs
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Brexit: Theresa May’s deal is voted down in historic Commons defeat

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe prime minister's Brexit deal is backed by 202 MPs but 432 vote against.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
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Brexit: Theresa May faces ‘meaningful vote’ on her deal

[ad_1] 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 comes 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
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Theresa May says no Brexit more likely than no deal

[ad_1] 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