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Brexit: Theresa May urges Tory MPs to unite and back deal

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Theresa May has urged Conservative MPs to put aside "personal preferences" and support a Brexit deal in the Commons.In a letter to all 317 Tory members of Parliament, the prime minister said "history will judge us all" over the handling of Brexit.It comes after the government suffered a defeat in a vote on its strategy.Mrs May says in the letter she will return to Brussels to
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Brexit: Theresa May suffers fresh Commons defeat

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy did May lose another Brexit vote?Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered another Commons defeat after MPs voted down her approach to Brexit talks.MPs voted by 303 to 258 - a majority of 45 - against a motion endorsing the government's negotiating strategy.The defeat has no legal force and Downing Street said it would not change the PM's approach to talks
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Brexit: Theresa May plays down ‘deal or delay’ report

[ad_1] Theresa May has played down reports that she could force MPs to choose between backing her deal or accepting a delay to EU withdrawal.ITV News said chief UK negotiator Olly Robbins was overheard in a Brussels bar saying the EU was likely to allow an extension to the Brexit process.The PM suggested MPs should not rely on "what someone said to someone else as overheard by someone else, in
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Brexit: Theresa May to update MPs on talks

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Theresa May will update Parliament later on her latest round of Brexit talks, as she continues to try to gather backing for her deal.The PM is due to make a statement to MPs, ahead of a debate on Thursday on the next steps for Brexit.She visited Dublin and Brussels last week seeking changes to the backstop - the "insurance" policy to avoid a hard border on
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Brexit: Theresa May meets Leo Varadkar for Brexit talks

[ad_1] Image copyright Maxwell Photography Image caption Theresa May arrived at Farmleigh House in Dublin on Friday evening The prime minister has met Leo Varadkar in Dublin for talks focused on Brexit and the political deadlock in Northern Ireland. Theresa May has now returned to the UK after having dinner with the taoiseach (Irish prime minister).The talks in Farmleigh House lasted about two hours. The meeting took place after Mr
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Brexit: Theresa May set for further talks with EU leaders

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: We will seek changes to EU withdrawal agreementTheresa May is expected to continue talks with EU leaders in the coming days after MPs backed a proposal for her to renegotiate her Brexit deal.MPs voted 317 to 301 in favour of replacing the backstop - the insurance policy designed to avoid a hard border in Ireland in the event of
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Brexit: Theresa May to meet union leaders for talks

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA The prime minister will meet union leaders later to talk about the next steps of her Brexit plan. Theresa May will try to find compromise with Unison, the TUC, Unite and the GMB after her deal was overwhelmingly voted down by MPs last week.But a number of the leaders have backed delaying the UK's exit date from the EU and some support another referendum. Meanwhile, Chancellor
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Londonderry bombing condemned by Theresa May amid security alerts

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe moment the bomb exploded on SaturdayArmy bomb disposal experts have carried out a controlled explosion on a hijacked van in Londonderry - less than 48 hours after a bomb in the city.On Saturday night, a bomb exploded in a hijacked pizza delivery vehicle outside the courthouse in Bishop Street.The attack was condemned by Theresa May in the Commons on Monday."This
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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: 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