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Theresa May sets January date for MPs’ Brexit vote

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May announces Brexit vote dateMPs will vote on the UK's Brexit deal in the week beginning 14 January, Theresa May has told Parliament.The vote was due to be held last week but was put on hold after Theresa May admitted she was set to lose.Announcing a new date, Mrs May said the EU had made it clear the Irish backstop
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Brexit: Theresa May told not to ‘run down clock’ on deal

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jo Johnson quit last month, calling the Brexit deal "a terrible mistake" Theresa May is trying to "run down the clock" and minimise Parliament's role in Brexit, a former minister has said.Jo Johnson - who resigned as transport minister over the PM's handling of negotiations - said MPs should be given a vote on her Brexit deal next week.His comments come as Foreign
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Theresa May confidence vote: What was going on in committee room 14?

[ad_1] When Sir Graham Brady revealed the outcome of the vote on Theresa May's leadership, it wasn't only the result that had TV viewers transfixed. The venue and atmosphere of table banging and roaring approval didn't pass without comment. Committee room 14 in the Palace of Westminster is no stranger to momentous events. But for those watching from home on Wednesday evening, the sight and aura of the room felt
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Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"I stand ready to finish the job" - Theresa MayUK Prime Minister Theresa May faces a vote of confidence in her leadership later after 48 of her Conservative MPs called for one to be held.But a defiant Mrs May vowed to contest the vote "with everything I have got".She warned that a new prime minister would be faced with the choice
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Brexit: Sam Gyimah resigns over Theresa May’s ‘naive’ deal

[ad_1] Image copyright UK Parliament Image caption Mr Gyimah said he would be voting against Mrs May's Brexit deal A minister has resigned saying a row over involvement in the EU's Galileo satellite-navigation system shows the UK will be "hammered" in negotiations over a Brexit deal.Science and universities minister Sam Gyimah quit after Mrs May said the UK was pulling out of Galileo.The UK wanted to stay part of it
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Theresa May seeks business support for Brexit plan

[ad_1] Theresa May is renewing her efforts to sell her draft Brexit withdrawal agreement - saying it will stop EU migrants "jumping the queue".She said migration would become skills-based, with Europeans no longer prioritised over "engineers from Sydney or software developers from Delhi".The PM also insisted to business leaders at the CBI that her withdrawal deal has been "agreed in full".It comes as some Tory MPs continue to press for
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Theresa May: Brexit won’t be easier if I’m ousted

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Theresa May has told her critics that getting rid of her as PM would not make delivering Brexit any easier.Mrs May, who has been facing calls for a no-confidence vote from some of her MPs since her draft plan for leaving the EU was published on Wednesday, said ousting her would "create uncertainty".She said the threshold of 48 letters - to trigger a no-confidence vote -
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Brexit: What do Theresa May’s Tory enemies object to in the deal?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May's draft Brexit agreement has left some of her fellow Conservative MPs seething. There's a broad range of objection, but these are some of their key complaints.For the Brexit faithful, it all comes down to control. Esther McVey, one of two senior members of the UK government to quit because of the proposed deal, did so because it fails to "regain control" from Brussels."Repeatedly