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Brexit: Theresa May defends 31 October delay to MPs

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: "If we want to get on with leaving, we need to start this process soon."Theresa May has told MPs it remains her "priority" to deliver Brexit, defending the decision to delay the UK's exit from the EU.The new deadline of 31 October means the UK is likely to have to hold European Parliament elections in May. The prime minister
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Brexit: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn hold ‘constructive’ talks

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCorbyn: May meeting "useful but inconclusive"Talks between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to break the Brexit deadlock have been called "constructive".The two leaders met on Wednesday afternoon and agreed a "programme of work" to try to find a way forward to put to MPs for a vote. It is understood that each party has appointed a negotiating team, which are meeting
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Brexit: Theresa May to ask EU for further extension

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: "I'm offering to sit down with the leader of the opposition"Theresa May will ask the EU for an extension to the Brexit deadline to "break the logjam" in Parliament. The PM says she wants to meet Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to agree a plan on the future relationship with the EU.But she insisted her withdrawal agreement - which was
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Brexit: Theresa May considers next step to break deadlock

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: The rejection of the EU withdrawal agreement will have "grave" implicationsThe prime minister is continuing to consider her next move to break the Brexit deadlock following the latest defeat of her withdrawal plan.Senior government sources say the "ambition" is still to get Theresa May's deal through the Commons.But MPs will again vote on alternatives on Monday, with a customs
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Brexit: Theresa May ponders fourth bid to pass deal

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: The rejection of the EU withdrawal agreement will have "grave" implicationsTheresa May and her cabinet are looking for ways to bring her EU withdrawal agreement back to the Commons for a fourth attempt at winning MPs' backing.The PM said the UK would need "an alternative way forward" after her plan was defeated by 58 votes on Friday.MPs from all
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Brexit: Ministers tipped to replace Theresa May rally round

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May's de-facto deputy backs her leadershipTwo ministers touted as a potential caretaker PM in reports of a cabinet coup say they fully back Theresa May.Environment Secretary Michael Gove told reporters it was "not the time to change the captain of the ship". And the PM's de facto deputy David Lidington insisted he was "100% behind" Mrs May.Meanwhile, the Brexit secretary
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Brexit: Vote on Theresa May’s deal may not happen next week

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May has told MPs that a third vote on her Brexit deal may not take place next week "if it appears there is not sufficient support".It comes after European Council President Donald Tusk said Brexit's fate was "in Britain's hands".EU leaders have agreed to delay the departure date by at least two weeks.If MPs approve the PM's deal next week, Brexit would be delayed