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Today was the day that the UK was supposed to be leaving the EU, two years after Theresa May sent the letter triggering article 50. But instead the House of Commons is having another debate about Brexit. It has almost become our national sport; by my count, this is the 10th big Brexit vote MPs have staged this year.

Here is our overnight preview story.

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Give @nicholaswatt the Pulitzer: “I said to Cabinet one minister, ‘why is the Prime Minister holding a vote when she is pretty sure she will lose?’ And using very strong language, this Cabinet Minister said: ‘Fuck knows. I am past caring. It is like the living dead in here.'”

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