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, …

Brexit: emails show DUP readying for no deal as Davis urges mutiny | Politics

Theresa May has been told that the DUP leader, Arlene Foster, is now “ready” to trigger a no-deal Brexit and regards this as the “likeliest outcome” following a “hostile and difficult” exchange with the EU’s chief negotiator, an explosive set of leaked government emails reveal. Meanwhile the former Brexit secretary David Davis has said May’s Brexit plans are …

May to reject Barnier’s Irish border proposals as ‘unacceptable’ | Politics

Theresa May will reject Michel Barnier’s revised Irish backstop border proposals at the Salzburg summit because the European Union is still insisting on customs checks down the Irish Sea if the two sides cannot strike a free trade agreement after Brexit. The prime minister foreshadowed the argument she will make to the other EU leaders …

Dominic Raab: the face that says, ‘I need to take back control of my sphincter’ | Marina Hyde | Opinion

Even for those who’ve been stockpiling I-told-you-sos for two years, there really is zero satisfaction in watching Brexit secretary Dominic Raab wanly assure a parliamentary committee that, post-Brexit, “there will be adequate food”. Just like the al-Qaida number three job used to be, the DExEU gig really is dead men’s shoes. Give it a year …

Barnier expresses serious doubts about May’s Brexit backstop plan but denies rejecting it fully – Politics live | Politics

1) First: Is this a workable solution to avoid a hard border? The UK recognises that the proposals in its paper cannot qualify as a backstop since the issue of full regulatory alignment is not addressed. I repeat that we need regulatory alignment to avoid a hard border. How do we solve this issue? 2) …

Senior EU leaders cast doubt on UK's Brexit backstop plan – Politics live

Michel Barnier joined by Guy Verhofstadt in questioning plan unveiled on Thursday. Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen Government Brexit backstop plan – Snap summary and analysis Barnier raises doubts about UK Brexit backstop plan 4.41pm BST This is from Bloomberg’s Ian Wishart. EU27 diplomat I spoke to described the UK’s …