A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

Brexit News Feeds

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12/12/2018 UK Trade Minister Liam Fox joins call for Brexit backstop do-over ,,His comments appear to be a public break with government policy and joint Cabinet responsibility. www.politico.eu Visit...
12/12/2018 PMQs: Theresa May faces Jeremy Corbyn ahead of confidence vote – politics live ,,

Tory party ballot on Wednesday evening after more than 48 letters sent to Graham Brady, chair of 1922 Committee of Conservative backbenchers

Labour’s Mary Creagh says the economy is stalling and business investment is falling. She says we have the “grotesque spectacle” of Tory MPs putting party interest ahead of the national interest. If May wins the vote tonight, will she rule out no deal.

May says the way to avoid no deal is to agree a deal.

Labour’s Siobhain McDonagh asks about a constituent who had to queue outside A&E because it was full.

May says this is a worrying story. She reminds McDonagh that they sat on Merton council together.

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12/12/2018 Theresa May vows to fight leadership vote 'with everything I've got' ,,

Prime minister appeals to Tory MPs, saying removing her could delay or even stop Brexit

Theresa May has vowed to contest a vote of confidence in her premiership, warning that her removal as prime minister and Conservative party leader will delay or possibly postpone the UK’s exit from the European Union.

In a direct appeal to fellow Conservative MPs, who will decide her future on Wednesday night, she said a new prime minister would have to scrap or extend article 50, the mechanism taking Britain out of the EU on 29 March, “delaying or even stopping Brexit”.

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12/12/2018 Confidence vote: May's opponents and supporters in the Tory party ,,

A secret ballot will take place on Wednesday evening – here’s a full list of the Conservative MPs’ public intentions

In the hours since Wednesday morning’s announcement that a Conservative leadership contest has been triggered, more than 100 Tory MPs have declared their backing for Theresa May on Twitter. 48 letters against her were required to trigger the contest and four people have tweeted to declare they would not support her in the vote. Of course, because the ballot is secret, there is no way to know how many of them are telling the truth.

Here is a list of who has come out on each side:

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12/12/2018 What does this vote of no confidence mean? | Ian Birrell and others ,,

Our panel discuss the chaos in the Conservative party as Tory MPs trigger a vote of no confidence in Theresa May

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12/12/2018 Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs ,,The prime minister vows to fight for her job, warning that changing leader would delay Brexit and possibly put it at risk. www.bbc.co.uk Visit...
12/12/2018 FAQ: Theresa May no-confidence vote ,,MPs will vote on the UK prime minister's fate on Wednesday evening. If she loses, it will trigger a contest to replace her. www.politico.eu Visit...
12/12/2018 Pound rallies despite new Brexit turmoil ,,

Markets assume Theresa May can survive confidence vote and cut risk of a no-deal Brexit leader

The pound has rallied amid speculation Theresa May can survive the vote of confidence against her, lowering the chances of a hard Brexit leader winning control of the ruling Conservative party.

Sterling rose by more than 0.4% against the dollar and by more than 0.2% against the euro on Wednesday morning, after Tory rebels triggered the vote on May’s leadership of their party.

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12/12/2018 Who will be PM in the morning? All your questions answered ,,

Who can topple Theresa May and how? All your questions answered

Theresa May would be expected to remain in post, even if she was defeated by a majority of her MPs on Wednesday evening.

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12/12/2018 This is a national crisis – not the time for a pointless Tory feud | Jonathan Freedland ,,As we approach the Brexit cliff edge, the Conservatives are turning inwards and squandering the precious time we have left

So begins an epic waste of time and a monumental exercise in displacement activity. The Conservatives have taken a look at the scale of the crisis facing the country and decided their best response is to turn inwards and talk about themselves. With the Brexit clock ticking ever louder, they have retreated into the comfort zone to engage in their favourite pastime – a round of navel-gazing and internecine bloodletting.

We know how that time will be wasted. It’s already following the usual pattern, as multiple cabinet rivals to succeed Theresa May swear their public loyalty to the prime minister and insist that they will oppose the motion of no confidence in her leadership of the Conservative party when they, like their fellow Tory MPs, file into a Westminster committee room to cast their vote between 6pm and 8pm this evening.

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