Brexit secretary David Davis steps down in blow to PM – live updates | Politics

7.37pm EDT19:37 Theresa May has a big day ahead of her. She is set to meet the conservative parliamentary party on Monday evening. Christopher Hope (@christopherhope) Theresa May is still meant to meet with her entire Parliamentary party tonight at 6.45pm. Today will be HUGE. July 8, 2018 Christopher Hope (@christopherhope) Sources say Eurosceptic Tory …

Theresa May to face down Eurosceptic MPs over Brexit plan | Politics

Theresa May will face down angry eurosceptic Conservative MPs on Monday as she urges both them and the country to unite behind her soft Brexit ahead of the publication of the government’s long-awaited white paper. The prime minister has encountered a backlash from the pro-Brexit wing of her party, with MPs warning they are prepared …

The Guardian view of May’s Brexit: reality dawns, but is it too late? | Editorial | Opinion

Theresa May’s plan for leaving the European Union is a rare moment of victory for common sense in the madness of Brexit. We now know what Mrs May’s Brexit means. The good news is that it is softer than she has previously claimed it would be. The bad news is that it is still Brexit. The prime …

Merkel’s migration battle: Seehofer ‘announces intention to resign’ | World news

The future of Germany’s coalition government is hanging in the balance after the country’s interior minister reportedly announced his intention to resign over a migration showdown with Angela Merkel. Horst Seehofer, who is also leader of the Christian Social Union, on Sunday night offered to step down from his ministerial role and party leadership in …

EU summit: European leaders claim migration deal breakthrough – live updates

Agreement would bolster the bloc’s external borders and improve solidarity to ease pressure on nations like Greece and Italy. Follow the latest here 7.12am BST The BBC have tweeted photographs of the new European Commission conclusion on migration. The conclusion includes a section on rescue boats, believed to be included as a concession to Italy …

Why did Nigel Farage tell the world he thought remain had won? | Molly Scott Cato | Opinion

Have you ever wondered why Nigel Farage and the Brexit merchants are obsessed with George Soros? No doubt his strong support for the EU has something to do with it, but perhaps his sudden rise to wealth through a single, well-timed bet is also part of the fascination. In 1992 Soros was a relatively unknown …

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn clash over NHS funding at PMQs – Politics live | Politics

7.21am EDT07:21 Corbyn says under Labour the NHS increase would be 5% this year. And what is her offer – a promise without saying where any of it would come from, apart from phantom taxes Hammond is presumably dreaming up now. But there is a human element to this. He quotes from a letter from …

Aquarius migrants arrive in Spain after rough week at sea | World news

The 630 migrants and refugees rescued off the coast of Libya and turned away from Italy and Malta have begun to arrive at the Spanish port of Valencia after seven days at sea. An Italian coastguard vessel, Dattilo, the first of three ships transporting the group, pulled into Valencia harbour at 6.20am carrying 274 people. …

SNP MPs walk out of Commons in protest over Brexit debate | Politics

Prime minister’s questions descended into pandemonium in the Commons after Scottish National party MPs walked out en masse as part of a protest over the lack of time given to debate devolution issues connected to Brexit. The party’s Westminster leader, Ian Blackford, was ejected on Wednesday for repeatedly refusing to sit down after the Speaker, …

Brexit: Justice minister Phillip Lee resigns ahead of key debate – Politics live | Politics

Another big parliamentary challenge for Brexit is coming this afternoon, but Theresa May will be more optimistic than might have been expected a few weeks ago, when the House of Lords was merrily rewriting her EU withdrawal bill to give it much more of a remain flavour and the prospect of all those defeats being …