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PM struggle to win commons backing for Brexit deal 'could force 2018 election'

Theresa May could struggle to negotiate a Brexit deal that will win the backing of the House Commons - which could see the country forced into a general election at the end of next year, the author of Article 50 has warned.

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Are there increased tensions between Theresa May and Boris Johnson?

Nobody is unsackable, says Hammond amid Johnson 'disloyalty' accusations

Chancellor Philip Hammond has sent a thinly-veiled warning to Boris Johnson amid speculation that the Foreign Secretary is trying to destabilise Theresa May, declaring "nobody is unsackable".
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Prime Minister Theresa May greets President of the European Council Donald Tusk at 10 Downing Street.

Blow for May after EU rebuffs call for start of Brexit trade talks

THERESA MAY suffered a blow in her efforts to kickstart the Brexit talks after she was told Brussels will continue to resist moves to discuss the future of trade between the UK and Europe.

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Theresa May will make her Brexit speech today.

Theresa May aiming to placate party factions ahead of Brexit speech

The Prime Minister will seek to allay concerns that Britain is heading for a ‘cliff-edge’ as she sets out a plan for a transition period to give business more time to adapt to life outside the EU.

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Loose cannon: Boris Johnson with Theresa May. The Prime Minister must demand her Cabinet back the position on Brexit - or any dissenters should resign forthwith.

Tom Richmond: As Boris goes rogue, May must ‘take back control’

IF Theresa May had won June’s election by the margin she envisaged, the larger than life Boris Johnson would not be Foreign Secretary by now.

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Coun Andrew Carter

£30m plan to upgrade three ‘congestion hotspot’ Leeds road junctions

SENIOR councillors have agreed to have detailed plans drawn up as £30m proposals to try and ease traffic flow at three “congestion hotspot” junctions across Leeds move to the next stage.

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Boris Johnson has gained support for his Brexit comments.

Tory 'Leavers' back Boris Johnson over his hard Brexit blueprint

Boris Johnson has received support from prominent Tory Leavers before showdown talks with Theresa May amid the fallout from his intervention in the Brexit debate.

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Labour peer Tessa Jowell who has been diagnosed with brain cancer, her family has announced. Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Former cabinet minister is diagnosed with brain cancer

Former Cabinet minister Tessa Jowell has been diagnosed with brain cancer, her family has revealed.

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'For the sake of workers and jobs, we must stay in the EU single market' - TUC chief

'For the sake of workers and jobs, we must stay in the EU single market' - TUC chief

I’M starting to feel like we’re dancing a political can-can, writes Bill Adams, TUC Yorkshire & Humber Secretary.

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The vote on the programme motion for the so-called repeal Bill's committee stage went in the Government's favour by 318 votes to 301, majority 17.

Eight days set aside for Brexit bill's next stage after Government wins key vote

MPs will have eight days to assess flagship Brexit legislation on its next stage through Parliament after the Government won a crucial vote.

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MP Caroline Flint says Leave and Remain voters must unite.

Caroline Flint: Why Leave and Remain campaigners must 'bury our differences and get on with it'

THERE is no doubt that Brexit poses a great number of challenges to the Government and to MPs of all parties, not least the challenge of replacing European Union laws and jurisdiction with equivalent UK laws and regulations under UK jurisdiction.

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Can the country learn from Henry VIII as we seek to leave the EU behind?

Peter Lilley: Why 'Henry VIII' has role to play in giving the EUs powers the chop

FOR the next few weeks, the fate of the Government’s Brexit Bill, Brexit itself and even the Government could hang on the arcane issue of so-called Henry VIII clauses in the European Union Withdrawal Bill.

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Brexit divides Britain, Europe and Yorkshire.

YP Letters: EU a free association of nations, not an oppressive empire

From: Keith Alford, Fulwood, Sheffield.

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Jeremy Corbyn.

The Yorkshire Post says: Lost for words with Jeremy Corbyn's Brexit stance

THE irony was clearly lost on Jeremy Corbyn when he accused Theresa May of “going back on her word” when it came to the employment rights of the low-waged. After all, it’s the Labour Party which has spent the summer flip-flopping over access to the single market when Britain leaves the European Union and reversing its pre-election commitments.

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The Brexit vote has split many Yorkshire communities.

How 'poisonous Brexit campaign' fuelled demonisation of immigrants and split Yorkshire communities

The poisonous tone of the referendum campaign on quitting the European Union has fuelled the demonisation of immigrants and created huge obstacles for social integration, according to MPs.
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Will Brexit compromise Europe's peace?

YP Letters: EU owes its very existence to Britain and Sir Winston

From: AD Sutcliffe, High Street, Calver, Derbyshire.

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The Government has set out further proposals for Britain's future relationship with EU

Yorkshire businesses facing a Brexit ‘red tape bombshell’ as Government sets out future trade plans

Critics have warned that Businesses in Yorkshire could face a “red-tape bombshell” under the Government’s new post-Brexit trade plans, as Ministers propose an “innovative and untested” approach to customs checks.

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What is the future direction of Brexit?

YP Letters: Brexit – Let’s get it done without the bluster

From: David Collins, Scissett.

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Lib Dem’s ‘positive’ about future

Lib Dem’s ‘positive’ about future

Yorkshire is a key battleground for the Liberal Democrats, the party’s leader Sir Vince Cable has claimed, as he pledged to fight back to a position of power through a strong local government presence.

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Theresa May's leadership continues to divide opinion.

YP Letters: May failed to learn from predecessors’ errors

From: Edward Grainger, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough.

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