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Brexit: Juncker says risk of no deal ‘palpable’ as MEPs debate UK’s departure from EU – live news

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Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including day two of the supreme court hearing to decide if Boris Johnson’s five-week suspension of parliament was lawful 8.49am BST Philippe Lamberts, co-leader of the Greens-European Free Alliance in the European parliament, told MEPs that if the UK requested a Brexit extension, the EU should be willing to grant it. 8.48am BST Guy Verhofstadt, from the liberal Renew group in the European parliament, says Brexit has led to support for the EU going up.He criticises the way the UK is handling the rights of EU nationals in Britain. There are examples of EU nationals being refused settled status even though they have been living in the country for one or two decades.We are not stupid. It means we will not kill our own companies. We will defend our own companies … We will never accept what people call a Singapore by the North Sea. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-09-18 07:49:32

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