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The Press Association has just snapped this.

Former Welsh government minister Carl Sargeant, who was sacked last week after allegations about his personal conduct, has died, a family spokesman said.

This is terrible and deeply shocking news. My thoughts and profound sympathy are with Carl’s family, friends and colleagues.


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It is not just pro-Europeans who are demanding swifter publication of the Brexit impact assessments. Interestingly Christopher Chope, Sir Edward Leigh and Peter Bone, who are all hardline Brexiters, all said the government should go further. Chope said that, even if all the material was not ready for publication, some of it could be released now. Leigh said that holding back the information would cause more problems than releasing it. And Bone said that the government should simply hand over all the paperwork to the Brexit committee and let it decide what it publishes.

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