A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

Brexit News Feeds

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23/10/2019 Brexit: Johnson holds PMQs after meeting Corbyn to discuss timetable for bill – live news ,,

Prime minister will have to decide whether to carry through with call for election if EU offers lengthy extension

The home secretary, Priti Patel, just read a statement to the Commons on the discovery of 39 bodies in a shipping container in Essex. She said that police were called to an industrial park at 1.40am. The bodies of 38 adults and one teenager were found. The vehicle is believed to be from Bulgaria and entered the country at Holyhead. A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

I think the whole house will agree that this is a truly shocking incident. My thoughts and my condolences are with the victims and their loved ones at this utterly terrible time and I’m sure the whole house will also convey their condolences at this sad time.

Here’s our story on that meeting between the prime minister and Jeremy Corbyn.

Related: Johnson and Corbyn fail to agree timetable for 'paused' Brexit bill

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23/10/2019 Johnson and Corbyn fail to agree timetable for 'paused' Brexit bill ,,

PM and Labour leader hold meeting but fail to agree way forward for withdrawal agreement bill

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have failed to agree a timetable for pressing ahead with the “paused” Brexit bill at a meeting.

Despite the prime minister’s threat on Tuesday to pull the withdrawal agreement bill (Wab) and press for a general election if MPs rejected his fast-track timetable for approving the legislation, Downing Street confirmed that the pair had met.

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23/10/2019 Julian Smith breaks ranks with Boris Johnson to brand no-deal Brexit ‘very bad’ for Northern Ireland ,,Julian Smith has broken ranks with Boris Johnson by insisting that a no-deal Brexit would be “very, very bad” for Northern Ireland. www.politicshome.com Visit...
23/10/2019 Will the EU agree to extend Brexit beyond 31 October? ,,

How European leaders are responding to recent developments in Westminster

After MPs voted against Boris Johnson’s accelerated timetable for passing the Brexit withdrawal bill through the Commons, the prime minister said he would pause the legislative process. Johnson insisted MPs were not seeking to scrutinise the bill but merely to block his plans to leave the EU by 31 October. He said he did not want a delay and would continue to talk with EU27 leaders until they decided whether or not to grant one. Downing Street sources said if the government was forced to agree to an extension up to 31 January, as stipulated under the Benn act, Johnson would seek a general election. Important note: the new exit date of 31 January proposed in Johnson’s request is “fungible” (a term inherited by the EU from Theresa May’s Brexit negotiator Olly Robbins), meaning it can be traded away for an earlier end date, if the bill is ratified ahead of time.

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23/10/2019 PMQs LIVE: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn square off after MPs block the PM's Brexit plan ,,The Prime Minister and Labour leader go head to head from 12pm. Follow it all here. www.politicshome.com Visit...
23/10/2019 European leaders back call to grant Brexit delay to end of January ,,

Irish PM and head of European parliament give their support to three-month extension

The Irish taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, and the European parliament’s president have backed Donald Tusk’s call to grant the UK government a Brexit delay up to 31 January 2020.

Following a phone call between Tusk, the president of the European council, and Varadkar on Wednesday morning, the two men agreed the EU27 should agree to the request reluctantly tabled by Boris Johnson on Saturday.

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23/10/2019 PM to push for election if EU offers three-month delay ,,It comes as Boris Johnson "pauses" his Brexit bill after MPs reject his fast-track Commons timetable. www.bbc.co.uk Visit...
23/10/2019 EXPLAINED: Boris Johnson wants to call an election, but how can he actually do it? ,,After MPs voted down his bid to get a Brexit deal passed by 31 October, Downing Street said he would go for an election if the EU offers a three month-long extension to Article 50. www.politicshome.com Visit...
23/10/2019 PM is shaking the UK to its foundations ,,

Johnson isn’t just risking Northern Ireland by agreeing border controls in Irish Sea. He’s threatening Scotland and Wales.

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23/10/2019 'Wrong on so many levels': readers on the Brexit bill votes ,,

Your reactions below the line to the government winning one vote but losing another

I’m sure I heard Boris talk of scrapping the bill – but now it’s a pause? Maybe that idea has gone under the cardboard bus as well as Boris. I, for one, cannot stand more months of this pissing about. It’s affecting my mental health, and probably [that of] many others in the country. Call a second referendum and scrap this bill. How can any of this possibly be better than where we are now? The government has proposed no financial, economic and wellbeing benefits for leaving the EU in this state. AnotherAlan

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