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Brexit: ‘Very real’ chance of Irish unity poll if no deal

Several cabinet ministers have told the BBC a no-deal Brexit could lead to a vote on Irish unification.One senior minister said the prospect is “very real” and very much on the prime minister’s mind.A second cabinet minister warned the government risked “sleepwalking into a border poll”.And a third cabinet minister said there was an understanding…

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Renegotiating May’s Brexit deal is ‘dead end street’

Dutch MEP Sophie in ‘t Veld tells Newsnight the EU will not renegotiate Britain’s Brexit withdrawal agreement, despite Prime minister Theresa May asking Brussels “countless” times.Speaking to Newsnight on Thursday, the vice-chair of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe called for cross-party alliance from British MPs “in the interest of he nation”. The…

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Brexit: Labour plan can get majority, says John McDonnell

Image copyright AFP Labour’s plan for a permanent customs union with the EU after Brexit can secure a Commons majority, the shadow chancellor has told the BBC.John McDonnell said it was a “very traditional British compromise” to avoid a “catastrophic” no-deal Brexit.”We believe that this is a deal that could fly within Parliament,” he said.Jeremy…