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‘People’s Vote’ MPs had ‘constructive’ talks with top minister

[ad_1] A group of MPs who back a second referendum say they had a "constructive" meeting with the prime minister's de facto second-in-command David Lidington.Speaking to BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg, Tory MP Anna Soubry, a supporter of the "People's Vote" campaign, said the idea of a second vote started off "right on the very, very fringes" and "look where we are today".Conservative MP Sarah Wollaston said the acknowledgment that
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Brexit: David Cameron warned by Donald Tusk over ‘stupid referendum’

[ad_1] European Council President Donald Tusk told David Cameron to "get real" over his "stupid referendum" before the 2016 Brexit vote, a BBC documentary reveals.Mr Tusk tells the three-part show that he warned the then prime minister there was no "appetite for revolution in Europe" and he "could lose everything".He claims that Mr Cameron, who did not take part in the programme, felt "there was no risk of a referendum"
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Brexit: Jeremy Corbyn on PM’s statement and offer of talks

[ad_1] Jeremy Corbyn said the prime minister was in "deep denial" and must "change her red lines" over a Brexit deal.The Labour leader, who has declined her offer of talks with him unless she rules out a no-deal outcome, said other party leaders had found there was "no flexibility", and "no negotiations", saying the talks were a "PR sham".Live updates in text, images and video [ad_2] Source link
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Brexit: France fears no-deal blow to farms

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK is a key export market for French wine-growers The head of France's main farmers' union has warned that a no-deal Brexit could have a severe impact on French agricultural exports. Christiane Lambert of the FNSEA union said French wine and spirits producers would be hit hardest, as their sector had a €1.3bn (£1.1bn; $1.5bn) annual surplus in trade with the UK.Dairy
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Brexit: New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern says trade deal ‘a priority’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'Theresa May is a woman of remarkable resilience' New Zealand's prime minister has said she is "ready and willing" to sign a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK.Jacinda Ardern said negotiating a free trade agreement would be a "real priority" once the UK had left the EU.She is meeting British Prime Minister Theresa May before heading to the World Economic Forum
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Business minister: Brexit trade agreements ‘sham’

[ad_1] A business minister has blasted what he called the "sham of pretend trade agreements" and said a no deal Brexit would be a "disaster".Richard Harrington threatened to quit his post if the government pursued a no deal Brexit and said he was not prepared to "sell business down the river for other people's political dogma".Only a "minority of a minority" support a no deal, he told Today. There are