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Brexit ferry contracts could cost government millions more

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Brittany Ferries is one of two suppliers which has a contract to provide extra ferry services The government will be forced to spend tens of millions of additional pounds to keep its no-deal ferry contracts in place if Brexit is delayed. In December the Department for Transport contracted three suppliers to provide additional freight …

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Brexit: DUP welcomes ‘renewed focus’ on their concerns after talks

Image copyright Reuters The DUP has welcomed the government’s “renewed focus” on addressing its objections to the Brexit deal ahead of next week’s third Commons vote. The party has twice voted against the deal over concerns it would see Northern Ireland treated differently from the rest of the UK. After talks with ministers in London, its Westminster leader Nigel Dodds …

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Brexit: Steve Barclay defends voting against Article 50 extension

Stephen Barclay has defended his decision to vote against extending Brexit beyond 29 March if no deal is done by next week, even though he had earlier made the case for it in the Commons. The Brexit secretary told the BBC’s Tom Barton that there was a free vote on the issue and the important thing is that the government …

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Brexit: May to try to persuade MPs for third time to back deal

Image copyright EPA Prime Minister Theresa May will try to persuade MPs for a third time to back her Brexit deal over the coming days. The Commons will vote on her withdrawal agreement by 20 March, after previously rejecting it by 230 and then 149 votes. On Thursday, MPs voted to ask the EU to delay Brexit beyond the current …

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How did my MP vote on Brexit delay?

MPs have backed a delay to Article 50 on a third night of votes on Brexit in the House of Commons. The motion, put forward by the government, passed by 412 votes to 201. To find out how your MP voted use the look-up below. Please upgrade your browser to view this interactive Seat vacant Click here if you cannot …

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Brexit delay: What just happened?

Image copyright PA Image caption Three more months of Brexit debate, then? British MPs have voted for a delay in the Brexit process for three months or more, after struggling to agree on what terms the UK should leave the European Union on 29 March. You might think, after months of division, infighting and uncertainty that surely, surely, this means …

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Brexit: MPs vote by 412 to 202 to seek delay to EU departure

UK MPs have voted by 412 to 202 for Prime Minister Theresa May to ask the EU for a delay to Brexit. It means the UK may not now leave on 29 March as previously planned. Mrs May says Brexit could be delayed by three months, to 30 June, if MPs back her withdrawal deal in a vote next week. …

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Brexit amendments: What will MPs vote on?

Image copyright European Photopress Agency MPs will vote later on whether or not the UK should seek permission from the EU to delay Brexit beyond 29 March. Backbench MPs and opposition parties put forward eleven amendments to show what they want to do next. Speaker John Bercow has selected four amendments for debate, although not all will necessarily be put …

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Brexit: Does the UK need to hold European elections?

Image copyright Getty Images It is becoming a key question in this complex Brexit process. If the UK was to request, or be offered, a lengthy extension of its membership of the European Union (EU), would there be an obligation to take part in May’s European elections? Both the UK government and the European Commission (EC) say that there would; …

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