May says transition could be extended as senior MP says Tories ‘close to despair’ over Brexit – Politics live | Politics

I campaigned for remain and reform in the referendum of 2016. But I fully understand why many people in former coalfield and other communities voted to leave after decades of wealth, jobs and opportunities had been sucked out of these communities. Why would anyone who hasn’t had a pay rise in 10 years, can’t get …

Britons may need visas to visit France after no-deal Brexit, says Paris as draft law published – Politics live | Politics

In one central question, the question of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, there is as yet unfortunately no breakthrough. We’re not just talking here about the integrity of the single market, but the preservation of the Good Friday agreement which ended violence on the island 20 years ago. Everyone who’s ever been involved …

Theresa May gives statement to MPs over state of Brexit talks – Politics live | Politics

11.23am EDT11:23 Labour’s Angela Eagle asks May if she agrees with Sammy Wilson that a no deal Brexit is almost inevitable. May says she is working for a good deal. 11.19am EDT11:19 Chris Leslie, the Labour MP, says May is dancing to the tune of the Tory Brexiters. Will May agree to respect any vote …

Brexit: EU ambassadors told final deal still not yet agreed – Politics live | Politics

1.48pm EDT13:48 Barnier says ‘key issues’ unresolved in Brexit talks despite ‘intense efforts’ Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, has now posted this on Twitter about his meeting with Dominic Raab, the Brexit secretary. Michel Barnier (@MichelBarnier) We met today @DominicRaab and UK negotiating team. Despite intense efforts, some key issues are still open, …

May and Dutch PM condemn Russia’s ‘disregard for global values’ – Politics live | Politics

With her party conference over, Theresa May now faces the challenge of trying to agree the outline of a Brexit deal with the EU before the “moment of truth” October summit taking place a fortnight today. That is not the ultimate deadline for a deal, but Donald Tusk, the European council president, has said he …

May delivers conference speech as Tory MP joins calls for no confidence vote – Politics live | Politics

A party that is decent, moderate and patriotic. One that puts the national interest first. Delivers on the issues they care about. And is comfortable with modern Britain in all its diversity. We must show everyone in this country that we are that party. A party that conserves the best of our inheritance but is …

Starmer opens Labour’s Brexit debate and says ‘nobody is ruling out remain’ – Politics live | Politics

When Keir Starmer says Labour must campaign for a public vote with remain as an option and he gets standing ovation from our party, you know just how far we’ve come in the past few weeks. Labour is united around a policy that can not only help us the next election but will ensue we …

Chequers unacceptable because it would undermine single market, say EU leaders as summit ends – Politics live | Politics

I’ve come to the conclusion that this “put up, shut up” attitude of the prime minister’s – it’s Chequers or nothing – you do as you’re told or else, is a massive insult, not only to my colleagues but also to the voters. She is playing a game of Russian Roulette with the country which …

Government publishes latest round of no-deal Brexit planning documents – Politics live | Politics

This government and its predecessors have been deporting the Windrush generation. They have also been illegally detaining them, wrongly preventing them from re-entering this country after a trip overseas. And the government can’t or won’t say how many were bullied and threatened into becoming a so-called ‘voluntary removal’. How can this happen? The most important …

Theresa May: novichok attackers were Russian military intelligence officers – Politics live | Politics

8.15am EDT08:15 Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, says MPs will have noticed the “somewhat weaselly” language used by Jeremy Corbyn in relation to Russia. May says if the two individuals leave Russia, the UK will do everything possible to ensure they are brought to justice. 8.12am EDT08:12 May is replying to Corbyn. She says …