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

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters 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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Labour MP Paula Sherriff criticises CPS over non-prosecution

[ad_1] Image copyright Labour Party Image caption Paula Sherriff MP says she faces far-right abuse on a regular basis A Labour MP who had swastikas left outside her office has said the Crown Prosecution Service decision not to prosecute the suspect is disgraceful.Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff said foil swastikas were left at her office on three occasions last summer.The CPS said the suspect would not be prosecuted because of issues
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Brexit: Questions over UK judges on European Court of Justice

[ad_1] Image caption The European Court of Justice sits in Luxembourg A top EU judge has said he does not know when Brexit will force UK judges to stop serving on the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Marc Jaeger, president of the general court at the ECJ, told the BBC he was waiting for Westminster to clarify the position. The UK government's Brexit department said the "precise arrangements" were a
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Ross Thomson: ‘No confirmation’ inquiry into Tory MP has been dropped

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRoss Thomson says he still cannot speak about the incident in a Westminster barA Conservative MP has told BBC Scotland he has not received any confirmation that a parliamentary investigation into claims he acted inappropriately in a Westminster bar has been dismissed.Ross Thomson was speaking on camera for the first time since the incident.He said it would be "inappropriate" to go
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Ian Murray on Labour splits over Brexit policy

[ad_1] A Labour MP is asked about divisions in the party and reports some may leave the party over its handling of Brexit and anti-Semitism claims.Ian Murray told Jo Coburn on Politics Live that a lot of his colleagues were "pretty fed up" and was asked if he was on the verge of leaving.UK viewers can watch the full programme for 30 days from transmission [ad_2] Source link
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Brexit: UK-US agree to preserve trading arrangements

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption US President Donald Trump said in 2017 he was working on a 'major trade deal' with Britain The UK has struck a deal with the US to preserve £12.8bn of trade after Brexit.The mutual recognition agreement replicates the current deal between the EU and US on technical standards for exported goods.International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said it would allow firms to "keep trading as
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Brexit: EU-Irish solidarity ‘will not diminish’, says Varadkar

[ad_1] Image caption Mr Varadkar said Ireland had received "remarkable solidarity" from the EU Anyone believing the EU's solidarity with Ireland may diminish is in for a "nasty surprise", the taoiseach (Irish prime minister) has said. Leo Varadkar made the comments during the All-Island Civic Dialogue conference in Dublin Castle. The event aims to discuss the implications of the UK's vote to leave the European Union on 29 March. Mr
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Ex-transport minister Michael Portillo on Chris Grayling

[ad_1] The transport secretary has been criticised by Michael Portillo as he echoed a Labour comment, saying Chris Grayling was probably the “most incompetent minister of all time".Mr Portillo is perhaps better known as a an ex-defence secretary, but he was also a transport minister, and said his saving of the Settle-Carlisle rail line was the greatest achievement of his political career.Mr Grayling has faced criticism from opposition MPs in
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Brexit: Theresa May pushes on with her deal after latest defeat

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Theresa May will push ahead with efforts to secure a revised Brexit deal, despite another Commons defeat.MPs voted against a motion endorsing the government's strategy by 303 to 258, with 66 Conservative MPs abstaining.Steve Baker, of the European Research Group - the Tory backbenchers leading the rebellion - called it a "storm in a teacup". Business minister Richard Harrington accused the ERG of "treachery".He told