Rolling updates on today’s political developments as prime minister plans to ram his deal through parliament by Thursday

Another early morning intervention has come from Rory Stewart – the former Tory MP and one-time leadership candidate – who said he others thrown out recently by Boris Johnson had been negotiating “through the night” to give Parliament more control over the next phase of the Brexit negotiations.

He said that “central role” in the trade negotiations would be more important than guaranteeing that the UK remains in a customs union with the EU, which Labour is looking to secure.


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Voters should have another say in the form of a public vote on whether Britain should leave the European Union, Labour’s shadow education secretary has said.

In an early morning salvo giving a taste of the choppy waters that await the government’s attempts to get the legislation through today, Angela Rayner, said also that Parliament must be given an opportunity to properly scrutinise the Government’s Brexit Bill.

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