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Prime minister will have to decide whether to carry through with call for election if EU offers lengthy extensionMPs reject Boris Johnson’s attempt to fast-track Brexit dealLabour to back general election once EU approves delayWhat happened last night and what comes next?‘Yeah but no but’: what the papers said 7.26am BST David Lidington, a former Tory Europe minister, was just on the BBC’s Today programme. He said that the EU would want to ensure that they don’t get blamed for a no-deal Brexit, so will offer an extension. He said the majority for the withdrawal agreement bill was bigger than most people had expected and that the government should propose a longer timetable to try and get it through parliament again.I think the fear in Downing street is partly of rafts of amendments to the bill, but also about the difficulty of governing without a majority … There are broader questions that underly the disputes about the timings of the Brexit bill 6.59am BST An unpleasant start to the day for Lisa Nandy, Labour MP for Wigan.Morning! pic.twitter.com/MJOtjDY2u9 Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-10-23 06:26:13

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