A selection of current Brexit related news feeds

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20/06/2018 Chancellor to promise a series of post-Brexit financial partnerships ,,

Philip Hammond will use speech to outline a plan for striking deals outside the EU

The government plans to safeguard London’s position as the world’s leading financial centre after Brexit by signing a series of financial partnerships with non-EU countries.

Philip Hammond will use his keynote Mansion House to the City’s elite on Thursday to say that the government intends to strike deals outside of the single market that will make the UK a gateway to financial markets.

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20/06/2018 Theresa May swerves to avoid Brexit crunch ,,The prime minister wins a crucial Commons vote on whether MPs will have a meaningful say over the eventual Brexit deal. www.politico.eu Visit...
20/06/2018 Brexit 'meaningful vote': May wins after rebels accept compromise ,,

Government defeats amendment drafted by Dominic Grieve after last-minute concession

The final obstacle to the EU withdrawal bill was overcome in the Commons on Wednesday when MPs voted against the last outstanding rebel Tory amendment, but only after an eleventh-hour concession on the power of backbenchers to hold the government to account.

The attempt to secure a “meaningful vote” that could have potentially given MPs the power to stop Britain leaving the EU without a deal was defeated by 319 votes to 303.

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20/06/2018 May has won a key Brexit vote but what happens next? ,,

PM has won fight over a ‘meaningful vote’ but there are more battles to come – in parliament and in Brussels

The Lords passed the Brexit bill on Wednesday night and after many months of bitter debate, it will eventually pass into law, without further amendment.

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20/06/2018 A bad day for Grieve, the rebel Tory who forgot how to rebel | John Crace ,,

Surely the pro-EU backbencher could see it was a meaningless meaningful vote on Brexit?

Sometimes it’s the cleverest people who turn out to be the most stupid. Or certainly the most gullible. Before Dominic Grieve had spoken, the debate on parliament having a meaningful vote in the event of a no-deal Brexit had been on a knife-edge.

The government whips had feverishly patrolled the Tory benches, searching for the slightest sign of weakness in suspected rebels. David Davis had slurred his way through his opening remarks, punch-drunk and out of his depth: the Brexit negotiations have barely started and he already looks as if he has had enough. Kier Starmer had been a model of icy cool lucidity as he tore holes in what passed for the Brexit secretary’s arguments. Game on.

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20/06/2018 The art of the U-turn: May scrambles to avoid Brexit bill defeat ,,

The prime minister’s heavily dented authority takes yet another dink

Another day, another Commons confrontation flunked. Theresa May has turned the last-minute swerve into an art form – and by persuading Dominic Grieve, if not all of his band of followers, to swing behind the government on Wednesday, she avoided yet another much-anticipated showdown.

As so often in recent days, both sides of the Brexit civil war now raging in the Tory party declared victory.

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20/06/2018 Nigel Farage’s last laugh ,,Two years after the Brexit vote, the former UKIP leader is living his best life. www.politico.eu Visit...
20/06/2018 Labour must do its bit to break this endless Brexit deadlock | Gaby Hinsliff ,,The ‘crunch’ vote in the House of Commons was just another fudge in an endless war of position

It has always been about control. Sweep aside all the baffling language, the arcane procedure, the boring technicalities of Brexit’s long and painful grind through parliament; it all comes down to the one thing Vote Leave understood with absolute clarity: that control is what matters. Brexit was originally about who has control over borders, money and decision-making, but it’s increasingly about who controls the controllers, and that’s what Wednesday’s vote was really about.

Are the people in charge, and politicians just their servants, or are those servants entitled to say something when the people seem hellbent on shooting themselves in the foot? Is the prime minister in charge of her own negotiating strategy, or is she the prisoner of a warring party and a tiny majority? And who controls what happens if she fails and can’t get a Brexit deal, or gets one parliament won’t accept?

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20/06/2018 The Guardian view on EU diplomacy: May must detoxify Brexit | Editorial ,,To get a good deal in Brussels, Theresa May must persuade EU moderates that she is a serious ally against the populist wreckers on both sides of the Atlantic

While Westminster is hopelessly tangled in debate over “meaningful votes” and “backstops” for deals that don’t even exist yet, it is salutary to consider that, viewed from Paris or Berlin, Brexit is not going badly. It isn’t going well either, but there is at least a process and a common EU position. That cannot be said of more urgent concerns for Emmanuel Macron, the French president, and Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, such as migration and eurozone financial stability.

Modest progress was made on both fronts when the two leaders met this week in Meseberg, near Berlin. Mrs Merkel agreed, in principle, to a common budget for the single currency and to expand the remit of the European stability mechanism. On migration, there was agreement to strengthen the EU’s external border force and create an agency to harmonise asylum rules.

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20/06/2018 May wins 'meaningful vote' victory after lead rebel Grieve accepts compromise - as it happened ,,

Follow live updates for PMQs, health secretary statement and Theresa May’s final push to head off a ‘meaningful vote’ rebellion on Brexit

We’re going to close our live coverage for the evening. Thanks for reading. Here’s a recap of the afternoon summary put together by my colleague, Jessica Elgot:

We’ve managed to reach a compromise without breaking the government – and I think some people don’t realise we were getting quite close to that. I completely respect the view of my colleagues who disagree, but if we can compromise we can achieve more.

This is a disappointing result and comes after Theresa May is forced once again to try to buy off her own MPs at the eleventh hour.

Related: Brexit 'meaningful vote': May wins after rebels accept compromise

Sky News’ senior political correspondent, Beth Rigby, has this on the reaction from pro-Brexit Tory backbenchers:

This is what the head of the #ERG @Jacob_Rees_Mogg send to the Brexiteers' Whatsapp group following the #MeaningfulVote. "We now have the two laws needed in place to allow us to leave"... "govt stood firm" and remainers "behaved very decently" pic.twitter.com/kTCZFNd72r

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