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Brexit secretary David Davis resigns plunging government into crisis

Secretary of states resignation followed by two other Brexit ministers, forcing a reshuffle David Davis has resigned as Brexit secretary, shattering the hard-won consensus around Theresa Mays Chequers deal and plunging her government into crisis. His resignation was swiftly followed by that of fellow Department for Exiting the EU minister Steve Baker. It forces May to reshuffle her government, at the same time as trying to convince backbenchers to support her plan. Davis sent a bluntly worded resignation letter to the prime minister, saying he would not be a reluctant…

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Calls for unity as thousands attend anti-Brexit rally in London

Lib Dem Ed Davey says remainers should listen to other side and be a unifying force, as estimated 50,000 turn out in capital Opponents of Brexit who turned out in their tens of thousands for one of the largest marches yet against Britains withdrawal from the EU have been told they need to listen and understand leave voters and bide their time for a referendum on any deal that may emerge. The plea, met with polite applause from many in the crowd in Parliament Square, came from the Liberal Democrat…

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UK business leaders to call for indefinite delay in leaving single market

CBI and other groups to urge ministers to change their Brexit strategy to allow more time for a long-term trade deal Business leaders are to demand that ministers agree an indefinite delay in Britains departure from the European single market and customs union to give more time for talks on a long-term trade deal. In a dramatic escalation of the battle to soften the governments Brexit strategy, groups representing thousands of UK employers aim to present a united front during a summit at Chevening country house hosted by the Brexit…

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Theresa May appeals to MPs for support as her future hangs in balance

Prime minister expected to signal at 1922 committee meeting that she will run government in a less controlling way, after carrying out modest reshuffle Theresa May will appeal to her MPs to throw their weight behind her at a crunch meeting on Monday, as her future hangs in the balance after the Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy. May carried out a modest reshuffle of her top team on Sunday as speculation continued to swirl about her future, including bringing Gove crashed out of the cabinet last year after challenging May…

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